• WordNet 3.6
    • v sod cover with sod
    • n sod surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
    • n sod an informal British term for a youth or man "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
    • n sod someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    • n SOD an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen "oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sod imp. of Seethe.
    • n Sod That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward. "She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod."
    • n Sod (Zoöl) The rock dove.
    • v. t Sod To cover with sod; to turf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sod The upper stratum of grass-land, containing the roots of grass and the other herbs that may be growing in it; the sward or turf.
    • n sod A piece of this grassy stratum pared or pulled off; a turf; a divot or fail.
    • sod To cover with sod; turf.
    • sod An obsolete preterit and past participle of seethe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sod sod any surface of earth grown with grass, &c.: turf
    • adj Sod consisting of sod
    • v.t Sod to cover with sod
    • pa.t Sod sod obsolete of seethe.
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    “An honest man is the best thing on the sod; but a mother and her babe is the noblest work of God.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language -- religion -- government -- blood -- identity in these makes men of one country.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”


Sod's law - Sod's law states that if something can go wrong then it will.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

They cut a table on the green sod, of a round shape, to hold the whole company.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
Then the sod was laid back in place and well watered, and the few bushes planted back in their original positions.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
Plain spading in unbroken sod is not exactly what a boy of thirteen would call sport, and Norman started at the task with little enthusiasm.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The sods rattled on the coffin-lid, the grave was filled up, and everybody was hurrying away out of the rain.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
The spot was treeless and marked with broad low hummocks of new sod.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
That I may never, but he looks at the darlin' as if it was a sod of turf.
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Then there is the sale of some races against me on that most elastic sod; and I fear they are not yet forgotten.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
The wet thatch and the sods is lying there now.
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
On the two other sides were a ditch, and a rampart of fascines, earth, and sods.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
There is but one end, and this end focuses on death, unfeeling sod, and worms.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
As well stretch himself here, upon this wet wintry sod, as anywhere.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
They were received with a volcanic sheet of flame which prostrated half of them bleeding upon the sod.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
A handsomer or more fitting pair never trod the sod together.
"Edward Barnett; a Neglected Child of South Carolina, Who Rose to Be a Peer of Great Britain,--and the Stormy Life of His Grandfather, Captain Williams" by Tobias Aconite
And then they came to a small wooden house with a large barn and a sod-walled stable beside it.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
The sods under their feet were thick and green; the oaks and sycamores above them had the broad shadows of many centuries.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Sod appears to have been used on some of the very early houses.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
If it's sod, rough boards are first laid on poles, and then sods put on them like shingles.
"The Voyage of the Rattletrap" by Hayden Carruth
The men 'ud like ter put a sod upon him afore them thievin' robbers kin git at him.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The grass came on swiftly, and crocuses and dandelions broke from the sod on the sunny side of smooth hills.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
At the latter place we built a sod fort and I was in charge.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various

In poetry:

What will her future be? If she should die,
Lightly the earth on her ashes will lie;
Softly her body will sleep 'neath the sod,
While her pure spirit is safe with her God.
"Simplex Munditiis" by E W Bowling
"I am a wretched, lonely man,
"No friend, no home, no God; "Who many a year, through many a clime,
"My weary way have trod,— "Alas! I would that I could lay
"My head beneath the sod!
"The Dead Chase" by Albert Pike
In her dark eyes the knowledge lies
Of an immortal sod,
Her soul once trod in angel-guise,
Nor can forget its heavenly ties,
Since, there in Heaven, upon her eyes
Once gazed the eyes of God.
"Her Eyes" by Madison Julius Cawein
O, sacred light of human life,
Eternal star of Heaven's love,
Thy brightness ever shines above
The darkest hours of woe and strife,
To raise our souls above the sod
Into the holy home of God!
"Hope" by Freeman Edwin Miller
The cold storms of winter shall chill him no more,
His woes and his sorrows, his pains are all o'er;
The sod of the valley now covers his form,
He is safe in his last home, he feels not the storm.
"The Grave Of The Slave" by Sarah Louisa Forten
But, comrades remember forever this parting,
This dread scene of gore, and this coarse covered sod,"
He gasped, as his spirit was freed from the casket,
Be true to the FALLEN, YOUR COUNTRY and GOD!
"The Color Bearer's Last Words" by Joseph Warren Watson

In news:

The back nine will be sodded and re-opened by Sept 1-5.
Sod truck owner settles with HVAC technician.
Install your sod promptly, within the first 24 hours after receiving.
Delaying installation can cause the sod to die due to the lack of air, sun and excessive heat while stacked on the pallet.
Preparing the ground for new sod .
Taste of Thai's Pad Thai Goong Sod .
Pad Thai Goong Sod (Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp).
Soldier Field will get new sod after about a half-inch of rain fell during the.
Give Me Your SOD & QOD.
Museum Director Renee Trindle said Oklahoma and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) artist Brandice Guerra will be making her first appearance at the Sod House.
The Blue Earth City Council is not very happy with the results of sod being laid on the boulevards of recent street projects.
Sod plugs should fill in patches.
An Anderson homeowner says his new sodding isn?t quite cutting it.
Sod webworm takes a bite out of Marco.
The most damaging is the tropical sod webworm.

In science:

For example, the symmetric space X = SLd(R)/SOd(R) is the space of scalar products on Rd with a normalized volume element.
Uniform independence in linear groups
Other results compute the hole probability for a class of complex Gaussian random holomorphic functions on the unit disk, [PV], and provide a weak general estimate for any one variable complex Gaussian random holomorphic functions, [Sod].
The order of the decay of the hole probability for Gaussian random SU(m+1) polynomials
As in the coin flip model, a general estimate for the order of the decay of the upper bound for any Riemann surface was derived and proven: Prob(Holer,C1 ) ≤ e−cNr , [Sod].
Estimates on the Probability of Outliers for Real Random Bargmann-Fock functions
Definition 2. A random marked closed set (Ξ, Z ) is called stationary if P(τ (Ξ, Z ) + (x, 0) ∈ · ) = P(τ (Ξ, Z ) ∈ · ) for all x ∈ Rd , and it is called isotropic if P(θτ (Ξ, Z ) ∈ · ) = P(τ (Ξ, Z ) ∈ · ) for all rotations θ ∈ SOd+1 with θ(Rd × {0}) = Rd × {0}.
Random Marked Sets
Sod, G.A., Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985).
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
The initial conditions consisted of a configuration similar to the Sod problem (described below), but in a moving fluid such that the shock should remain stationary relative to the mesh.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
Test 1: We begin with the Sod shock tube test.
A New Multidimensional Hydrodynamics code based on Semidiscrete Central and WENO schemes
Test 4: The next test is Sod Strong Shock Problem (Fryxell et al. (2000)).
A New Multidimensional Hydrodynamics code based on Semidiscrete Central and WENO schemes
The thermodynamic state is the same as the 1D Sod shock problem except the membrane separating the two regions is chosen to be along the diagonal of the square region.
A New Multidimensional Hydrodynamics code based on Semidiscrete Central and WENO schemes
These test problems go beyond the standard “shock” tests (Sedov, Sod problem, shock tube) common in most test suites and include tests of the broad range of physics modelled in core-collapse.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
We first consider the standard Sod shock-tube test (Sod 1978) , which provides a mean to validate the code capability to describe basic hydrodynamic features.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
We show our results for the SOD test by restricting the range of x coordinates to vary between 20 and 40.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
Comparison between the results of different hydrodynamic schemes for the Sod shock tube.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
Figure 4 shows results for the Sod test, when we use different implementation for the G S PH formulation.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
Comparison between the results of different implementations of the GSPH Equations (5) and (8) for the Sod shock tube.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH