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earth

(ĕrth),
1. Soil; the soft material of the land, as opposed to rock and sand.
2. An easily pulverized mineral.
3. An insoluble oxide of aluminum or of certain other elements characterized by a high melting point.
[A.S. eorthe]

earth

(ûrth)
n.
1.
a. The land surface of the world.
b. The softer, friable part of land; soil, especially productive soil.
2. Chemistry Any of several metallic oxides, such as alumina or zirconia, that are difficult to reduce and were formerly regarded as elements.
Endothelin A Receptor Antagonist Trial in Heart Failure. A clinical trial that assessed the effects of selective endothelin receptor blockade with darusentan in heart failure
Conclusions Acute endothelin receptor antagonism improves systemic hemodynamics in CHF; chronic ET receptor antagonism worsens CHF symptoms

earth

(ĕrth)
1. Soil; the soft material of the land, as opposed to rock and sand.
2. An easily pulverized mineral.
3. An insoluble oxide of aluminum or of certain other elements characterized by a high melting point.
[A.S. eorthe]

earth,

n one of the five phases, or elements, in Chinese cosmological and medical theory, whose characteristic manifestations include caring, nourishment, stability, support, and familial loyalty.

earth

1. soil; softer part of the land, as distinct from rock.
2. metallic oxides in the form of unchangeable powder.

diatomaceous earth
a fine white powder composed of the siliceous skeletons of diatoms; used in treating diarrhea and as a feed additive. Called also infusorial earth, purified siliceous earth.
infusorial earth
see diatomaceous earth (above).
siliceous earth
see diatomaceous earth (above).

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They laid their burden before the earthen drum and then squatted there beside it as guards, while the other members of the community curled themselves in grassy nooks to sleep until the rising moon should give the signal for the commencement of their savage orgy.
At length as darkness settled upon the jungle the apes commenced to bestir themselves, and soon they formed a great circle about the earthen drum.
It would make the reader pity me, or rather laugh at me, to tell how many awkward ways I took to raise this paste; what odd, misshapen, ugly things I made; how many of them fell in and how many fell out, the clay not being stiff enough to bear its own weight; how many cracked by the over-violent heat of the sun, being set out too hastily; and how many fell in pieces with only removing, as well before as after they were dried; and, in a word, how, after having laboured hard to find the clay - to dig it, to temper it, to bring it home, and work it - I could not make above two large earthen ugly things (I cannot call them jars) in about two months' labour.
But all this would not answer my end, which was to get an earthen pot to hold what was liquid, and bear the fire, which none of these could do.
When I saw them clear red, I let them stand in that heat about five or six hours, till I found one of them, though it did not crack, did melt or run; for the sand which was mixed with the clay melted by the violence of the heat, and would have run into glass if I had gone on; so I slacked my fire gradually till the pots began to abate of the red colour; and watching them all night, that I might not let the fire abate too fast, in the morning I had three very good (I will not say handsome) pipkins, and two other earthen pots, as hard burnt as could be desired, and one of them perfectly glazed with the running of the sand.
No joy at a thing of so mean a nature was ever equal to mine, when I found I had made an earthen pot that would bear the fire; and I had hardly patience to stay till they were cold before I set one on the fire again with some water in it to boil me some meat, which it did admirably well; and with a piece of a kid I made some very good broth, though I wanted oatmeal, and several other ingredients requisite to make it as good as I would have had it been.
Then sweeping away all the embers, I set down my loaf or loaves, and whelming down the earthen pot upon them, drew the embers all round the outside of the pot, to keep in and add to the heat; and thus as well as in the best oven in the world, I baked my barley-loaves, and became in little time a good pastrycook into the bargain; for I made myself several cakes and puddings of the rice; but I made no pies, neither had I anything to put into them supposing I had, except the flesh either of fowls or goats.
The floors of the rooms were of the same composition, and as hard as the earthen floors we have in use in several parts of England; as hard as stone, and smooth, but not burnt and painted, except some smaller rooms, like closets, which were all, as it were, paved with the same tile; the ceiling and all the plastering work in the whole house were of the same earth; and, after all, the roof was covered with tiles of the same, but of a deep shining black.
There sat the man who had traced to their source the mighty ponds of Hampstead, and agitated the scientific world with his Theory of Tittlebats, as calm and unmoved as the deep waters of the one on a frosty day, or as a solitary specimen of the other in the inmost recesses of an earthen jar.
In a related peculiarity, earthen floodwalls withstood the onslaught of the storm, while the concrete barriers did not.
A large photo of the event takes in the entire scene from above: Twenty-one young women wearing only gray or black Helmut Lang shoes lie atop a large earthen mound at the center of the space.
four decades ago, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were murdered and found buried in an earthen dam, weeks after they had been arrested for speeding in 1964.