sodding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sodding without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers "an arrant fool","a complete coward","a consummate fool","a double-dyed villain","gross negligence","a perfect idiot","pure folly","what a sodding mess","stark staring mad","a thoroughgoing villain","utter nonsense","the unadulterated truth"
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Quotations

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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
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    “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
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    “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.”

Idioms

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

In literature:

And shall we refuse the tribute of sorrow to the memory of those dear ones who sleep beneath the sod?
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
He fell dead upon the sod.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The sods were replaced; there was a mound the more in the little churchyard of Askham, and that was the end.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Where'll your mind and your studies be when we've planted your body down under the sod?
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
His front foot dug in the sod, his eyes were red, and between his grumbles his breath came in puffs and snorts of anger.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
The cutting of the first sod towards making the Grand Junction Canal took place July 26, 1766, and it was completed in 1790.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He had built a bawne of sods with a pallizado of boards ditched about.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
But why would I spend one when I can get for nothing a light from a sod?
"Three Wonder Plays" by Lady I. A. Gregory
Tommy the Mate says there hasn't been the like of you on this island since they laid your mother under the sod.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
Sod should be placed carefully, with a slope of not more than one inch on four, with the vegetation uppermost.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
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In poetry:

But the dead branch spoke from the sod,
And the eggs answered me again: Because we failed dost thou complain?
Is thy wrath just? And what if God,
Who waiteth for thy fruits in vain,
Should also take the rod?
"Symbols" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
The cup where dazzles bright the wine
Was in some distant day and clime
Crysalis of a soul like thine;
There spirit, daring, once did climb,
There dwelt and thought itself a god — 'Twas but a tenant of the sod.
"Lines To Caste" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Ah! here, one solemn evening, in ages long gone by,
A mourner knelt and sorrowed beneath the starlit sky,
And He whose drops of anguish bedewed the sacred sod
Was Lord of earth and heaven, our Saviour and our God!
"The Garden Of Gethsemane" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
With what a flood of wondrous thoughts
Each Christian breast must swell
When, wandering back through ages past,
With simple faith they dwell
On quiet Nazareth’s sacred sod,
Where the Child Saviour’s footsteps trod.
"Our Saviour’s Boyhood" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
And though thy tears will not awake
What lies beneath of young or fair
And sleeps so sound it draws no breath,
Yet, watered thus, the sod may break
In flowers which sweeten all the air,
And fill with life the place of death.
"Tears" by Robert Fuller Murray
Bowing then with lowly seeming on the damp and dewy sod,
All my soul in adoration floated up to Nature's God,
While the struggling thoughts within me found voice in earnest
prayer;
"Almighty Father, let my soul one day those glories share!"
"The Soul’s Destiny" by Effie Afton

In news:

Sod Planted for New Laurel Park Turf Course.
FedEx Field sod is ' pretty nasty.
Used Beck Sod Plugging Machine in any condition.
Now go show that chunk of sod who's boss.
Turfgrass sod is grown under expert supervision during it's growth stage, so it is a healthy mature lawn when it.
$50 gets you $150 worth at Springhill Sod Farm.
High-quality sod at an affordable price.
's " Sod In The Seed" Video.
At DeLea Sod , we are committed to quality and service.
1 Stop Sod & Landscaping Inc. 6682 Hoffner Ave Orlando, FL 32822.
Pleasant Hill Sod Farm has seen an increase in demand for sod over the last few weeks.
My preference is for you to not plant sod during the dormant season, but much of it depends on the type of grass you are sodding and the situation.
The most common sodding you see during the dormant season is for new construction.
In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski's modernist rural getaway.
MANKATO-August 14, 2012-(KMKO)-As a part of the Madison Avenue Project, sod will be installed in the boulevard this week from Bassett Drive to Raintree Road.
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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
The initial pressure discontinuity is larger than that of the Sod problem, with a 105 pressure jump across the discontinuity.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
The fourth test is the Sod shock tube (Sod 1978), consisting of a planar interface between two fluid states initially at rest.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
For this work, we performed a study analogous to the previous Sod test on an adaptive mesh.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
The Sod problem, with its shock and contact discontinuity, is an appropriate test of our adaptive scheme, which refines or de-refines the mesh in regions in which the second derivatives of hydrodynamic variables (by default, density and pressure) is larger or smaller than some threshold (Fryxell et al. 2000).
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
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