|rich soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand, silt and a smaller proportion of clay|
|process where the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves|
a method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians (Gen. 40:17-19). There are instances of this mode of punishment also among the Hebrews (2 Sam. 4:8; 20:21,22; 2 Kings 10:6-8). It is also mentioned in the New Testament (Matt. 14:8-12; Acts 12:2).