Man-of-the earth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Man-of-the earth (Bot) a twining plant (Ipomœa pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.
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Quotations

  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.”
  • Philipus A. Paracelsus
    Philipus A. Paracelsus
    “The human spirit is so great a thing that no man can express it; could we rightly comprehend the mind of man nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you think that every bad thing that has been done on the face of the earth has been done by man, you're right -- but so has every good thing.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.”

Usage

In literature:

If a man achieves not that, then struggle with earth or air or the waves of the sea is desirable.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Her man seemed at the very ends of the earth, and his return became a doubtful thing.
"The Just and the Unjust" by Vaughan Kester
His death quickened the energies of earth and man.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
The man who was stretched upon the earth looked now the younger of the two.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
He was no longer afraid of any man on God's earth; even Jim White was relegated to the non-essentials.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
The man, of all the earth, I would have chosen for her.
"Sea and Shore" by Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield
The North American Indian is the noblest type of a wild man on the earth.
"The American Missionary Vol. XLIV. No. 2." by Various
The man who needs and spends little is the ultimate inheritor of the earth.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Man, as part of the mobile envelope of the earth, like air and water feels always the pull of gravity.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
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In poetry:

And deeper far than all the rest,
Is man; a mystery unsolved
Since the first heave of ocean's breast,
Since the first course our earth revolv'd.
"Things Mysterious" by Thomas Frederick Young
Ah! well of old the Psalmist prayed,
"Thy hand, not man's, on me be laid!"
Earth frowns below, Heaven weeps above,
And man is hate, but God is love!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And, lastly, with a strange new majesty,
The face of man did pass before me there,
King of the Earth, and Victor of the Sea,
And Lord of all the Air;
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
From man to man, a whisper chills: "See, see,
The sunken shaft of Thirty-one!
The earth, a traitor to her trust, has fled
And turned the dead unto the sun.
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Ah, Minto, thou of that minority
Wert man of men--we had deep need of thee!
Had Heaven a deeper? Did the heavenly Chair
Of Earthly Love wait empty for thee there?
"Professor Minto" by Richard Le Gallienne
"Think not the struggle that draws near
Too terrible for man, nor fear
To meet the foe;
Nor let thy noble spirit grieve,
Its life of glorious fame to leave
On earth below.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

A man-made earth dam separates Camp Pennyroyal from an adjacent area proposed to be the site of a strip mine.
"Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.".
Man-of-the-earth , wild potato vine.
'I am the man that fell to earth in a lot of ways,' says the Deerhunter frontman.
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will.
Whats up People man I had the pleasure of meeting a real down to earth guy today.
Man-of-the-earth, wild potato vine .
President Barack Obama says at the start of the first presidential debate that 20 years ago he "became the luckiest man on earth" when married his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.
Studio is keeping the plot under wraps, though the project is said to be a "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"-esque story following a man who makes contact with aliens on Earth.
To succeed in addressing risks in the digital universe, global leaders must understand one of the most complex, man-made creations on Earth: cyberspace .
" I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth".
I am going to have Dave Boninsegna incarcerated for continuing to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth — perhaps the entire cosmos.
The new trailer has just been released online, and the footage Lowe has captured of both our planet 's natural and man-made beauty will make you proud to call Earth home.
That thought fills my mind as I watch from the cockpit of a DC-8 that's on a course to observe the fastest man-made object ever to return to Earth--the Stardust capsule.
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them.
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In science:

Schneider, S. H. (1979), The effect of mans activities on climatic changes in Evolution of Planetary and Climatology of the Earth.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
If somebody from that galaxy had come along, Seth would have been the most famous man on earth, offered an autographed copy of his thesis for free, and arranged for a public lecture at the current General Assembly.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview
Though in (man-made) accelerator experiments (at earth) neutrons can be accelerated to such speeds, it seems improbable at the present stage of technology that neutrons can be accelerated to such high energies from a micro-spacecraft.
Testing gravity at the Second post-Newtonian level through gravitational deflection of massive particles
It is of particular interest to study the largest scales attainable by man made instruments, in an attempt to bridge the gap between experiments made on Earth or in its vicinity and the much larger galactic and cosmic scales.
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
If a natural fission reactor were present in the Earth’s core, as advocated by Herndon in a series of paper (Herndon, 1998, 2003; Herndon and Hollenbach, 2001), it would produce antineutrinos with a spectrum similar to that of man-made reactors.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
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