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mother earth

the earth regarded as the source of all animate and inanimate things.
the land or soil.
Origin of mother earth
1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And no one can look at the features of mother-earth without recognising her Beauty.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • What but the song of his old mother-earth, In her mighty humour of lust and mirth?

    Hawthorn and Lavender William Ernest Henley
  • Here they lay, buried in the depths of mother-earth, which thus revenged upon them their treachery.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • They remained, side by side, near the child whom mother-earth was taking back from them.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • He will be driven irresistibly into the open air and the warm sunshine, and to the bosom of mother-earth.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • We may say "our father-land," but we always say "our mother-earth."

    The Family and it's Members Anna Garlin Spencer
  • There my mother-earth, at last, shall hold me in her bosom, and I shall find my anodyne and rest.

    Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Go, tell the sky your dream, whispered mother-earth, and pushed the bulb upward.

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith
  • A name of Cybele, wife of Saturn, and the Roman deity of mother-earth.

  • Only a long bright undulating line showed where the unstable element found its limits and mother-earth claimed her own.

    Baron Bruno Louisa Morgan

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