field corn


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field corn corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.”


In literature:

There would be no laughter rippling over Europe like the wind over a field of corn.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
When us got de corn up from de fields, Niggers come from far and nigh to Marster's cornshuckin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
The group of Flemings on which he fell were destroyed like a field of corn by a legion of locusts.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
When field corn is used, the good, plump cooking stage is the proper degree of ripeness for satisfactory drying.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Though the field is bare, nor decked with ears of corn, yet all, through thy return, is radiant fulness.
"The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times" by Alfred Biese
The proprietor of the corn caught the beast in his field, and immediately cut its throat.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. XVII. No. 418. New Series." by William and Robert Chambers
Corn in the garden, grows well; but corn in the field, does not.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
In some parts of the country, there are various picturesque corn fields and meadows, bordered by olive trees.
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
He was mad when he see ye with a book in yer hand out there in the corn-field.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
The great drawback is, that in gales it stands up like a field of corn, and then the rain pours into the house.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
And the first time they came was at reaping time, and every one of them brought away an ear of corn from the field.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
As it takes its way southward pine forests wave their salutes, then wheat fields, then corn fields, and, later, cotton fields.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
There is a kind of rice with a low yield called upland rice which, like corn, is grown in fields.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
The flesh of the animal was often mixed with the seed corn or buried in the fields to promote fertility.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
I was one of the slaves he kept, and after that had to work in the corn-field the same as the rest.
"Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America" by Moses Grandy
You can get some corn and some sweet potatoes out of any field, but you must eat them raw, as it wont do to make a fire.
"The Big Brother" by George Cary Eggleston
In a few minutes most of the troop had entered the corn-field, and were hidden from view by the tall stems and broad leaves of the plants.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
It is lined with fields of corn and maguey.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
In the corn fields, in the wheat fields, in the forest thick, thick!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
A field of corn half a mile from the city afforded us good cover till well out of sight.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore

In poetry:

But, one all-fired sweatin' day,
It happened I was hoein'
My lower corn-field, which it lay
'Longside the road that runs my way
Whar I can see what's goin'.
"Jones's Private Argyment" by Sidney Lanier
But lovelier than corn-fields all waving
In emerald, and vermeil, and gold,
Are the heights where the north-wind is raving,
And the crags where I wandered of old.
"Loud without the wind was roaring" by Emily Jane Bronte
Now let the one dear field be only field,
That was a garden for the mighty gods.
Take you its corn. I keep its better yield--
The glory that I found within its clods.
"To The World" by Mary Webb
"Do they miss me at home—do they miss me?"
By light, as the horn echoes loud,
And the slaves are marched off to the corn-field,
I'm miss'd from that half-naked crowd.
"Do They Miss Me? A Parody" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Isaac, because he worshipp'd God of old,
Each ev'ning, as he mus'd along the field,
Was bless'd with corn, above an hundred fold:
Such vast return did his devotion yield!
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
O mother! make thine arms a shield,
Sing, sweet Mary!
While love still holds what love must yield
Hide well the path across the field!--
Sing low, the barley and the corn!
"Spring In Nazareth" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

Choosing how much nitrogen (N) to put on corn fields isn't something farmers take lightly.
Most of the corn is in, but a few fields remain standing.
West Lafayette, IN—Indiana corn farmers are seeing high incidences of a specific mold in their fields this year after a season-long drought hindered the crop's pollination .
An extra field of hay or corn could help pay the bills in tight times.
Farmer Albert Walsh walks through a drought damaged corn field in Carmi, Illinois.
With corn harvest underway in parts of the Midwest, some fields are already being tilled in preparation for spring planting.
The Corning Hawks continue their dominance on the football field, but Friday could be their biggest test of the year so far when they travel to Vestal .
Farms in the traditional Midwest, including Indiana and Illinois, and even the South are seeing fields of corn wither in dry, hot weather.
Drought-damaged corn is seen in a field near Nickerson, Neb.
Paul Kottschade leads the way into a corn field now green with oats.
The air was crisp, the farmers had just watered their fields -- corn perhaps, Omar doesn't entirely recall -- and the ground was muddy, slippery and uneven.
Heads may turn when they see the "Darth Harvester" rumbling across a corn field.
Man Sleeping in Corn Field Survives Being Run Over by Combine.
Carlton Fisk's DUI in a corn field .
(AP) — A judge in central Illinois has ordered a Mattoon man to pay more than $19,000 for the damage he caused while driving drunk in a corn field .