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sod

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Interjection

CIDE DICTIONARY

sodn. 
     The rock dove.  [1913 Webster]
sodimp. 
     imp. of Seethe.  [1913 Webster]
sodn. [Akin to LG. sode, D. zode, OD. sode, soode, OFries. satha, and E. seethe. So named from its sodden state in wet weather. See Seethe.].
     That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.  [1913 Webster]
    "She there shall dress a sweeter sod
    Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
    "  [1913 Webster]
sodv. t. 
     To cover with sod; to turf.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sod, n. & v.
--n.
1 turf or a piece of turf.
2 the surface of the ground.
--v.tr. (sodded, sodding) cover (the ground) with sods.

Idiom
under the sod in the grave.
sod, n. & v. esp. Brit. coarse sl.

Idiom
sod off go away. Sod's Law = MURPHY'S LAW.
Usage
Often considered a taboo word.
--n.
1 an unpleasant or awkward person or thing.
2 a person of a specified kind; a fellow (the lucky sod).
--v.tr. (sodded, sodding)
1 (often absol. or as int.) an exclamation of annoyance (sod them, I don't care!).
2 (as sodding adj.) a general term of contempt.
Etymology
abbr. of SODOMITE

THESAURUS

sod

acres, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, bugger, clay, clod, crust, cur, dirt, divot, dog, dry land, dust, earth, freehold, glebe, grassland, greensward, ground, land, landholdings, lithosphere, louse, marginal land, marl, mold, puke, real estate, real property, region, regolith, scum, skunk, snake, soil, subaerial deposit, subsoil, sward, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, topsoil, turf, woodland, wretch

ROGET THESAURUS

sod

Plain

N plain, table-land, face of the country, open country, champaign country, basin, downs, waste, weary waste, desert, wild, steppe, pampas, savanna, prairie, heath, common, wold, veldt, moor, moorland, bush, plateau, campagna, alkali flat, llano, mesa, mesilla, playa, shaking prairie, trembling prairie, vega, meadow, mead, haugh, pasturage, park, field, lawn, green, plat, plot, grassplat, greensward, sward, turf, sod, heather, lea, ley, lay, grounds, maidan, agostadero, champaign, alluvial, campestral, campestrial, campestrian, campestrine.


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