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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj soil-building (of crops) planted to improve the quality of the soil
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In literature:

Such secreted and lost wealth is afterwards from time to time found by those who build houses or cultivate the soil.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
At one side he found a place where the soil had been partly washed away from beneath the building.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
Aside from the path levels, building begins with the rocks, not with the soil.
"Making A Rock Garden" by Henry Sherman Adams
He wanted to build an altar upon it to worship the God of Israel, and he thought it must stand on the soil of Israel.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
On its bosom floated trees and detached masses of soil, going northwards to build up the growing delta.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
White Horse City is a cheerful little town rendered doubly attractive by light-coloured soil and gaily painted buildings.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Now husbandmen till their idle soil and cattle are in their buildings.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
This white, chalky soil, M. La Tour had explained to us, is hard, much like the tufa used so much for building in Italy.
"In Château Land" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
You might build us a two-story house, and fetch soil to make a garden.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
In good, moist soil, uncrowded, it rapidly builds upward and outward.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Hard, grayish soil, and on it several buildings of the familiar burnished metal.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
There was no sign of life, no trace of any building; they were walking over a virgin soil.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
This soil is not to be used for building.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
The innumerable springs in the soil of Wells do not, indeed, admit of a subterranean building.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
You cannot hope to build a prosperous country church on poor soil or maintain it on bad farming.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
The soil-building virtues of peas were discovered.
"Green Spring Farm" by Ross Netherton
Men paint, and build, and till the soil, and study how they may the better kill each other.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
And he saw the first break of virgin soil when men commenced to build our splendid Capitol.
"Tales and Trails of Wakarusa" by Alexander Miller Harvey
On the more gentle slopes and in the small valleys of Alaska, fallen timber builds up a rich soil.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
In wet soil they never rot; those driven for the building of Venice centuries ago are still solid.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore

In poetry:

I had hoped to build a rainbow bridge
Marrying the soil to the sky
And sow in this dancing planet midge
The moods of infinity.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
O wanderers from ancestral soil,
Leave noisome mill and chaffering store:
Gird up your loins for sturdier toil,
And build the home once more!
"The Homestead" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They come not to build a hearth and home,
Or to clear and improve our rich soil,
But prowl like wolves that in forest roam,
And prey on fruits of our honest toil.
"Liberty" by Jared Barhite
Who then shall grace, or who improve the soil?
Who plants like Bathurst, or who builds like Boyle.
'Tis use alone that sanctifies expense,
And splendour borrows all her rays from sense.
"Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV, To Richard Boyle," by Alexander Pope

In news:

Unexpected soil problems found at Trailblazer building site .
Soil Gallery, 112 Third Ave S (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061,
Building a retaining wall is tough work that involves laying out the design, digging a trench for concrete blocks and hauling all the materials, including the blocks, soil or pea gravel used for backfill.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.
They needed soil from my farmland to extend and build up a levee to hold back an unprecedented wall of water.
For decades, the conventional wisdom had been that Japanese automakers would not build many cars on foreign soil.
GREEN VALLEY — Holes dug into the vacant lot's soil were part of the ceremonial first step Thursday toward creating a new Mercer County Health Department building.
The four-hour seminar covers everything from the biology of soil to the failures of composting and includes a demonstration on how to build a compost bin.
As part of the New Deal, the Soil Conservation Service paid farmers to implement projects such as building dams, terracing fields and planting crops that resisted drought.
Plans call for the building to be demolished and water tanks and contaminated soil underneath it removed.
Volunteers have spent several weekends breaking ground for the Arnada community garden and building these raised boxes, which soon will be filled with soil and planted with veggies and flowers.
This month's cover story took a lot of digging—nearly 130 million cubic meters of rock and soil, enough to fill the Empire State Building about 130 times.
Make a difference by helping bees, saving rain, building soil, and shopping smarter.
I live in Natomas (with heavy clay soil ), so I want to build some raised planter beds with better soil (such as loam) for growing vegetables.
Learn about soil types and characteristics, amendment techniques, drainage and more to help build your soil for spring.

In science:

The rock and soil from the excavation could be used to fill a nearby depression, creating an additional level building site for other facilities or parking. The existing Ross parking lot is shown along with the extension that could be created by regrading.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake