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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... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Pagina 351
1823
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...minuteness, (which renders them less an object of attention,) and from their numbers and fecundity. Dew-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable...lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure * Lumbiicu* terrcstris. Linn. for grain and grass. Worms probably provide new soil for hills and slopes...
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Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805
...worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but ill without them,•by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks cf leaves and twigs into it : and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called...
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Rural Sports, Volume 2

William Barker Daniel - 1812
...Quadrupeds, which are almost entirely supported by them, Worms seem to be great promoters of Vegetation, by perforating and loosening the Soil, and rendering...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of earthy lumps, called Worm-casts, which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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An Essay on the Philosophy, Study and Use of Natural History

Charles Fothergill - 1813 - 236 pagina’s
...entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening...all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass." The...
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The Natural History of Reptiles and Serpents: To which is Added, an Appendix ...

1824 - 178 pagina’s
...This they do by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, 'and rendering it open to receive rain and the fibres of plants, by drawing 'straws and stalks...numbers of lumps, called worm-casts, which form a tine manure for grass and corn ! Gardeners and farmers express their detestation of worms ; the former,...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 343 pagina’s
...her own young-" — WJ tatiou, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating1, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious...all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm- casts, which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms...
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The History of the County of Derby, Deel 1

Stephen Glover - 1829
...entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed hut lamely without them, by boring, perforating and loosening...rains, and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws, stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such an infinite number of lumps...
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A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals: Interspersed with ...

1829 - 476 pagina’s
...Though considered a great nuisance by gardeners, they bore, perforate, and loosen the soil, and render it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by...straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and chiefly by throwing infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grass...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829
...arid loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing stalk* of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-nuts which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms...
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The Edinburgh literary journal; or, Weekly register of criticism ..., Volume 2

1829
...and loosening the soil, and renderinc it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing ętalk "' leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-ra^ which being their excrement, is a fine manure for cram and grass. Worms probably...
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