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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Soil
 
  Soil’d, like the soil’d tissue of white violets left, freshly gather’d, on their native bank, by children whom their nurses call with haste indoors from the sun’s eye.
            —Matthew Arnold
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