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breadbasket

A popular term for one’s stomach, see there.
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True to the soothsayers' words, the city named Alexandria soon flourished and, by the time the Romans conquered Egypt in 30 BCE it was known as the breadbasket of the world.
Once the breadbasket of Southern Africa, this year Zimbabwe will be lucky if it can feed itself.
For example, in the Krishna-Godavari Delta, the breadbasket of the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, 15 percent of the rice fields are now producing shrimp for export.
Sudan has huge tracts of farmland watered by Nile tributaries, and has the capability to be the breadbasket of the Arab World.
He shows the reader to what extent one can answer the old questions of just how Vermeer "did it" - the breadbasket in the Milkmaid, for example, or the carpet on the Music Lesson's table, or the famous roofs and boats in View of Delft; of how his paintings came about - something as particular, for example, as the Kenwood House Guitar Player; and why they look the way they do - for example, those radiant, self-absorbed women in the Woman in Blue Reading a Letter or Woman HoMing a Balance.
Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 campaign and the 1864 campaign in which Union general Philip Sheridan set fire to the valley, which served as the breadbasket of the Confederacy.
Zimbabwe was known as the breadbasket of southern Africa, said the Rev.
I just get the feeling that yet again the breadbasket of Africa will be let down at just a time when the country could rise from the ashes.
But the summit was overshadowed by the presence of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe - blamed for destroying the breadbasket of Africa and starving his people.
Ramifications of nuclear war are even more grave, since the Punjab region is the breadbasket of India, providing over 60% of the nation's food to their population of over a billion people.
Mishandling the dinner fork, ordering the same meal as Gayot, ``devouring the breadbasket before the entree is served,'' ordering meat well done, and ordering Perrier, which the publisher thinks ``is only appropriate as an aperitif before dinner.