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" For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 273
by William Bingley - 1829
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The natural history of Selborne, and The naturalist's calendar

Gilbert White - 1879 - 470 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 65

1882
...without them, by boring and perforating and loosening tho soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it, and most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm - casts,...
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Charles Darwin

Grant Allen - 1885 - 206 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts,...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1888 - 568 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm casts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With a Naturalist's Calendar and Additional ...

Gilbert White - 1887 - 366 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne

Gilbert White - 1887 - 480 pages
...lamely without them ; by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants ; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With A Naturalist's Calendar & Additional ...

Gilbert White - 1887 - 366 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne: In the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1891 - 568 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm casts, which, being...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne: With Observations on ...

Gilbert White - 1891 - 475 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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The Study of Animal Life

John Arthur Thomson - 1892 - 375 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants ; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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