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  • noun Alternative spelling of earth floor.


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  • They were seated close together on the earth-floor in rows, with just space between for one to walk, and

    The Hawaiian Archipelago Isabella Lucy 2004

  • Dung from earth-floor pens has a very high total-solids content

    3. The agricultural setting 1989

  • He struggled and heaved, and finally fell off the boat he was sitting on, landing on the earth-floor of the shed.

    The Mystery of the Strange Bundle Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1952

  • On the earth-floor of the barn was sawdust, and Mappo saw many men and horses, and many strange things.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey Richard Barnum

  • After gaining admission, we found a fire blazing in the centre of the dwelling on the earth-floor, and suspended over us were as many salmon, taken from the Sacramento, as could be placed in position to imbibe the preservative qualities of the smoke.

    What I Saw in California Edwin Bryant

  • Whilst I fed slowly on my rice and cabbage in a small earth-floor room, with my nose as near as convenient to my oil lamp to get a little warmth, the discomfort of Chinese life was forced upon me, and I imagined I was having a good time.

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926

  • The buffalo robes fell again, and the spurs of the post-trader could be heard jangling over the earth-floor of the exchange.

    Ranson's Folly Richard Harding Davis 1890

  • She was crouched on the earth-floor in an attitude of utter abasement, at the feet of her companion, -- an aged dame of tall and imposing appearance, who, standing erect, looked down upon her with an air of mingled contempt and malevolence.

    Thelma Marie Corelli 1889

  • His glance too fell on a gold-wove banner high o'er the hoard, of handiwork noblest, brilliantly broidered; so bright its gleam, all the earth-floor he easily saw and viewed all these vessels.

    Beowulf Anonymous 1887

  • The next day I brought the rest of the Hensons, the only furniture I had, to my house, and though there was nothing there but bare walls and floors, we were all in a state of great delight, and my wife laughed and acknowledged that it was better than a log cabin with an earth-floor.

    An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ("Uncle Tom"). From 1789 to 1881. With a Preface by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Introductory Notes by George Sturge, S. Morley, Esq., M. P., Wendell Phillips, and John G. Whittier. Edited by John Lobb, F.R.G.S. Revised and Enlarged. 1881


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