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Antonyms for vegetation

fauna.

Quotes of vegetation

  1. No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings. – Ellsworth Huntington
  2. Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion. – Antoine Lavoisier
  3. Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man -made sources. – Ronald Reagan
  4. Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation – Gail Sheehy
  5. Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. – Jessamyn West

Usage examples for vegetation

  1. To remain outside of the circle of free ideas meant a life of vegetation of death. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  2. I watched the fast- vanishing sail with tearful eyes; and the old chief, who had been on the look- out, started for his horse, that had been hampered and turned out to crop among the scanty vegetation – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  3. The valleys fit for cultivation, are so cold that vegetation cannot grow, except grass, which is of better quality where it can grow, than in the two next lower ranges. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  4. And there was plenty of vegetation at hand to provide cover. – Stamped Caution by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  5. But elsewhere the sun shone fiercely down and dried up the vegetation with its terrible heat. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  6. After an hour's halt, we resumed our march, and soon could see only the cold white snow around us, without the least sign of vegetation or life. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  7. Is the wind on this side too strong for vegetation – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  8. Dunes occur not only in arid regions, but also wherever loose sand lies unprotected by vegetation from the wind. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  9. He also wrote a Discourse on Vegetation and one On the Cure of Wounds by means of a sympathetic powder which he imagined he had discovered. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  10. Like the seed, doctrine is the last to be formed; it crowns and closes the annual cycle of vegetation but it is necessary that it should form and ripen; for it carries within it the power of life and the germ of a new development. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  11. At a clay or gravel pit little or no vegetation is to be seen on the sloping sides or on the level at the bottom, although the surface soil is carrying plants that shed innumerable seeds. – Lessons on Soil by E. J. Russell
  12. Of the extraordinarily mixed vegetation which we found in the Coal- forests some few types are fitted to meet the severe conditions. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  13. The vine did not bear; a blight seemed to rest on all vegetation of the prosperous little farm. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  14. We're going to try to introduce some Earth plants here, though, as the higher forms of vegetation are dying out and we're afraid the lower might follow. – The Venus Trap by Evelyn E. Smith
  15. The soil of the valley was not bad, but there was little or no vegetation upon it. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  16. In places it disappeared, swallowed by mud and vegetation – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  17. The summer is indeed much shorter, but it is also much finer; and the vegetation is more luxuriant than in Great Britain. – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue
  18. This spirit is brought out of matter by vegetation – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  19. And even the lowest depths of ocean, with their mountains, valleys, plains, and luxurious marine vegetation are full of interest; while at the same time we irresistibly think of the submerged treasure- ships of days gone by, and the submarine cables of to- day. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper

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