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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cost a fortune/cost the earth (=have a very high price)
▪ If you use a lawyer, it will cost you a fortune.
earth mother
earth science
fuller's earth
heaven on earth
▪ Living on the farm for Jim was heaven on earth.
hell on earth
▪ He says his time in jail was hell on earth.
how on earth/in the world etc (=used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc)
▪ How on earth did you find out?
loose soil/earth
Mother Earth
scorched earth policy
the bowels of the earth (=deep under the ground)
the scum of the earth
▪ People like that are the scum of the earth.
vanish without (a) trace/vanish off the face of the earth (=disappear so that no sign remains)
▪ The youngster vanished without a trace one day and has never been found.
what on earth/in the world/in heaven’s name etc (=used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc)
▪ What on earth’s going on?
where on earth/in the world etc (=used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc)
▪ Where on earth have you been all this time?
who on earth/in the world etc (=used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc)
▪ Who on earth would live in such a lonely place?
▪ Who the hell are you?
why on earth/why ever etc (=used for emphasis when you are surprised, angry etc)
▪ Why on earth didn’t you ask me to help?
▪ ‘I don’t want us to be seen together.’ ‘Why ever not?’
▪ The floor was of bare earth, and a ring of wooden poles supported the roof.
▪ There is nothing to be seen on the spot but bare earth.
▪ A favourite site is a bare patch of earth where the surface has been baked into a crust by the harsh sun.
▪ Over the winter the distinctive bare earth is ground up and massed into sharp ruts by tractor tyres.
▪ It was dark and smelt of damp earth.
▪ The mist was getting heavier; so, too, was the rank odor of damp earth.
▪ She pulled through the clutching shrubbery and skimmed back up the steps, realizing she was leaving footprints of damp earth.
▪ Four single bulbs under tin covers lit the entire station, and the air smelled of coal and damp earth.
▪ The air was soft and a little wet, and she enjoyed feeling the cool, damp dungy earth in her hands.
▪ Jack could smell the damp earth and the sweat from Evans's body.
▪ Benny was staring intently at a large worm wriggling on the pile of damp earth.
▪ It pounded the soft earth and gurgled along the gutters to splash with relentless monotony into the tub outside the back door.
▪ She was pointing at a recess scraped in the soft earth and pine needles.
▪ I saw myself scooping out handfuls of soft loamy earth.
▪ He rolled as soon as he hit the soft earth and crashed into the base of a tree.
▪ Gradually, as they worked, their feet sank into the soft earth and wet mud oozed up between their toes.
▪ His hand closed over grass which was instantly torn from the soft earth and his boots were dislodged from their precarious footholds.
▪ Newcastle were brought down to earth when Brendan O'Connell earned Barnsley a 1-0 victory.
▪ When Hercules came to the underworld he lifted Theseus from the seat and brought him back to earth.
▪ The next evening, the Thursday, I was brought back down to earth with a bump.
▪ Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth.
▪ These valuations are way over the top and it is time a lot of these councillors where brought down to earth.
▪ His high-fliers were brought crashing back to earth by a 3-0 Tranmere victory, however.
▪ It really does bring everything down to earth.
▪ Gently, making fun of me a little bit, bringing me back to earth.
▪ In Coventry Sir William Lyons produced wonderful engineering and style-but he didn't believe his cars should cost the earth.
▪ He would miss seeing Harry and, besides, a weekend at some hotel would cost the earth.
▪ But ... but it must cost the earth.
▪ A well planned, well made kitchen that doesn't cost the earth.
▪ It would cost the earth, but it had to be safer than Nigel's Aston Martin.
▪ This is a flexible, well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them.
▪ It's better than getting a locum in - they cost the earth and sometimes do more harm than good.
▪ She wrote stories about angels fallen to earth.
▪ Within six seconds of the collision, one fell to earth among other aircraft, just below the point of impact.
▪ Thus she left them, and Metaneira fell speechless to the earth and all there trembled with fear.
▪ Mafouz fell heavily to earth amidst sudden, devastating silence.
▪ We saw the plane and heard the bombs falling to earth.
▪ Eventually, it will stop going up and will fall hack to earth.
▪ It crawled about outside the murmuring door and fell to the earth.
▪ In despair he wondered what on earth he was doing.
▪ All of which leaves many observers wondering what on earth is the appeal of such violent, repellent music.
▪ I wonder how on earth we worked the 1979 and 1983 elections without them.
▪ Not for the first time in the last twenty-four hours Kate wondered what on earth had happened to her child.
▪ A second later and Fabia was wondering what on earth she was thinking about.
▪ We wondered what on earth was happening.
▪ And Mains sat and wondered what on earth was going on.
▪ Doubts came rushing in as she stared at her reflection, wondering what on earth had possessed her to buy it.
all quarters of the Earth/globe
disappear/vanish from/off the face of the earth
go to the ends of the earth
▪ Brad would go to the ends of the earth to make his wife happy.
move heaven and earth
▪ Bishop Auckland have also moved heaven and earth to improve their standing.
▪ If you knew what I was doing you'd have moved heaven and earth to stop me.
▪ So together we moved heaven and earth to ensure, in a difficult year, that the necessary money was made available.
▪ We've all experienced it and most of us would move heaven and earth to avoid it.
on the face of the earth
promise sb the moon/the earth
the four corners of the Earth/world
▪ For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.
▪ Even to the four corners of the world. 38.
▪ He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.
▪ People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.
▪ Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.
the fruits of the earth
▪ Consuming the fruits of the Earth unrestrained, we become consumed ourselves by avarice and greed.
the salt of the earth
▪ Robert D.. Raven is the salt of the earth.
▪ That he's the salt of the earth?
▪ The backbone of the nation, the salt of the earth.
▪ The homeless are not the salt of the earth.
this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
wipe sth off the face of the earth/wipe sth off the map
▪ Outside, the sun beat down on the red baked earth of Provence.
▪ planet earth
▪ The message was freshly scratched in the earth.
▪ The temperature of the Earth's core may be as high as 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
▪ Thousands of tons of earth were moved to build the dam.
▪ A shaking of earth, sky, mind, all.
▪ Above the earth, below the earth, on the earth, like Alice, curiouser and curiouser.
▪ Born when the earth sleeps, yet Effie never seemed to rest and had soon worn out a rather fragile Marjorie.
▪ He bailed out at just the right time and floated the short distance to earth in a golden parachute.
▪ In this way, signals can be sent to it and bounced back to earth stations for reception.
▪ Then, suddenly, he was running, his arms flailing wildly, his bare feet thudding against the dark earth.
▪ When he returned to earth, he discovered that his father had died.
▪ With the industrial revolution, however, a better world did in fact arrive on earth.
all quarters of the Earth/globe
disappear/vanish from/off the face of the earth
go to the ends of the earth
▪ Brad would go to the ends of the earth to make his wife happy.
move heaven and earth
▪ Bishop Auckland have also moved heaven and earth to improve their standing.
▪ If you knew what I was doing you'd have moved heaven and earth to stop me.
▪ So together we moved heaven and earth to ensure, in a difficult year, that the necessary money was made available.
▪ We've all experienced it and most of us would move heaven and earth to avoid it.
on the face of the earth
the four corners of the Earth/world
▪ For centuries, the Spanish traveled to the four corners of the Earth in search of new lands.
▪ Even to the four corners of the world. 38.
▪ He put the Celts at one of the four corners of the world.
▪ People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.
▪ Scholars gathered wisdom and knowledge from the four corners of the world.
the fruits of the earth
▪ Consuming the fruits of the Earth unrestrained, we become consumed ourselves by avarice and greed.
the salt of the earth
▪ Robert D.. Raven is the salt of the earth.
▪ That he's the salt of the earth?
▪ The backbone of the nation, the salt of the earth.
▪ The homeless are not the salt of the earth.
this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
▪ All that is a bit abstract but it can be earthed by an example.
▪ Any exposed metal must be reliably earthed to the mains Earth lead.
▪ He is strongest when he's earthed and practical.
▪ The £50 rubber-soled shoes earthed the massive electric shock as the bolt hit Brian, 12, in his bedroom.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Earth \Earth\, n. [From Ear to plow.] A plowing. [Obs.]

Such land as ye break up for barley to sow, Two earths at the least, ere ye sow it, bestow.


Earth \Earth\, v. i. To burrow.


Earth \Earth\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earthed; p. pr. & vb. n. Earthing.]

  1. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. ``The fox is earthed.''

  2. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.

    The miser earths his treasure, and the thief, Watching the mole, half beggars him ere noon.

    Why this in earthing up a carcass?
    --R. Blair.


Earth \Earth\ ([~e]rth), n. [AS. eor[eth]e; akin to OS. ertha, OFries. irthe, D. aarde, OHG. erda, G. erde, Icel. j["o]r[eth], Sw. & Dan. jord, Goth. a[=i]r[thorn]a, OHG. ero, Gr. ?, adv., to earth, and perh. to E. ear to plow.]

  1. The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.

    That law preserves the earth a sphere And guides the planets in their course.
    --S. Rogers.

    In heaven, or earth, or under earth, in hell.

  2. The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.

    God called the dry land earth.
    --Gen. i. 10.

    He is pure air and fire, and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him.

  3. The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.

    Give him a little earth for charity.

  4. A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.

    Would I had never trod this English earth.

  5. Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.

    Our weary souls by earth beguiled.

  6. The people on the globe.

    The whole earth was of one language.
    --Gen. xi. 1.

  7. (Chem.)

    1. Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.

    2. A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.

  8. A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.

    They [ferrets] course the poor conies out of their earths.

  9. (Elec.) The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise. Note: When the resistance of the earth connection is low it is termed a good earth. Note: Earth is used either adjectively or in combination to form compound words; as, earth apple or earth-apple; earth metal or earth-metal; earth closet or earth-closet. Adamic earth, Bitter earth, Bog earth, Chian earth, etc. See under Adamic, Bitter, etc. Alkaline earths. See under Alkaline. Earth apple. (Bot.)

    1. A potato.

    2. A cucumber.

      Earth auger, a form of auger for boring into the ground; -- called also earth borer.

      Earth bath, a bath taken by immersing the naked body in earth for healing purposes.

      Earth battery (Physics), a voltaic battery the elements of which are buried in the earth to be acted on by its moisture.

      Earth chestnut, the pignut.

      Earth closet, a privy or commode provided with dry earth or a similar substance for covering and deodorizing the f[ae]cal discharges.

      Earth dog (Zo["o]l.), a dog that will dig in the earth, or enter holes of foxes, etc.

      Earth hog, Earth pig (Zo["o]l.), the aard-vark.

      Earth hunger, an intense desire to own land, or, in the case of nations, to extend their domain.

      Earth light (Astron.), the light reflected by the earth, as upon the moon, and corresponding to moonlight; -- called also earth shine.
      --Sir J. Herschel.

      Earth metal. See 1st Earth, 7. (Chem.)

      Earth oil, petroleum.

      Earth pillars or Earth pyramids (Geol.), high pillars or pyramids of earth, sometimes capped with a single stone, found in Switzerland.

      Earth pitch (Min.), mineral tar, a kind of asphaltum.

      Earth quadrant, a fourth of the earth's circumference.

      Earth table (Arch.), the lowest course of stones visible in a building; the ground table.

      On earth, an intensive expression, oftenest used in questions and exclamations; as, What on earth shall I do? Nothing on earth will satisfy him. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English eorþe "ground, soil, dirt, dry land; country, district," also used (along with middangeard) for "the (material) world, the abode of man" (as opposed to the heavens or the underworld), from Proto-Germanic *ertho (cognates: Old Frisian erthe "earth," Old Saxon ertha, Old Norse jörð, Middle Dutch eerde, Dutch aarde, Old High German erda, German Erde, Gothic airþa), from extended form of PIE root *er- (2) "earth, ground" (cognates: Middle Irish -ert "earth"). The earth considered as a planet was so called from c.1400. Use in old chemistry is from 1728. Earth-mover "large digging machine" is from 1940.


"to commit (a corpse) to earth," late 14c., from earth (n.). Related: Earthed; earthing.


n. The third planet in order from the Sun, upon which humans live. Represented in astronomy and astrology by ♁ and ⊕.

  1. v. hide in the earth like a hunted animal

  2. connect to the earth; "earth the circuit"

Earth, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1109
Housing Units (2000): 458
Land area (2000): 1.197400 sq. miles (3.101251 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.197400 sq. miles (3.101251 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21928
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 34.234566 N, 102.405183 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 79031
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Earth, TX
Earth (classical element)

Earth is one of the classical elements, in some systems numbering four along with air, fire, and water.


Earth (otherwise known as the world, in Gaia, or in Latin: Terra) is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago. Earth gravitationally interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon. During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its own axis 366.26 times, creating 365.26 solar days or one sidereal year. Earth's axis of rotation is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, producing seasonal variations on the planet's surface within a period of one tropical year (365.24 solar days). The Moon, Earth's only permanent natural satellite, by its gravitational relationship with Earth, causes ocean tides, stabilizes the orientation of Earth's rotational axis, and gradually slows Earth's rotational rate.

Earth's lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. 71% of Earth's surface is covered with water. The remaining 29% is land mass—consisting of continents and islands—that together has many lakes, rivers, and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. The majority of Earth's polar regions are covered in ice, including the Antarctic ice sheet and the sea ice of the Arctic ice pack. Earth's interior remains active with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the Earth's magnetic field, and a convecting mantle that drives plate tectonics.

Within its first billion years, life appeared in Earth's oceans, and began to affect the atmosphere and surface, leading to the proliferation of aerobic and anaerobic organisms. Since then, the combination of Earth's distance from the Sun, physical properties, and geological history have allowed life to evolve and today thrive. The earliest undisputed life on Earth arose at least 3.5 billion years ago. Earlier physical evidence of life includes biogenic graphite in 3.7 billion-year-old metasedimentary rocks discovered in southwestern Greenland, as well as "remains of biotic life" found in 4.1 billion-year-old rocks in Western Australia. Except when interrupted by mass extinction events, Earth's biodiversity has continually expanded. Although scholars estimate that over 99% of all species of life (over five billion) that ever lived on Earth are today extinct, there are an estimated 10–14 million species still in existence, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86% have not yet been described. More recently, in May 2016, scientists reported that 1 trillion species are estimated to be on Earth currently with only one-thousandth of one percent described. In July 2016, scientists reported identifying a set of 355 genes from the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) of all organisms living on Earth. Over 7.3 billion humans live on Earth and depend on its biosphere and minerals for their survival. Earth's human population is divided among about 200 sovereign states that interact through diplomacy, conflict, travel, trade, and communication media.

Earth (disambiguation)

Earth is the third planet from the Sun.

Earth may also refer to:

Earth (Brin novel)

Earth is a 1990 science fiction novel by David Brin. The book was nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1991.

Earth (1996 film)

Earth is a 1996 Spanish film directed by Julio Medem, starring Carmelo Gómez and Emma Suárez. It was entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

The story centres on a small rural town whose wine industry is being plagued by grubs in the soil. Ángel (played by Gómez), an exterminator recently released from mental hospital, arrives to deal with the pests and becomes involved with two of the local women.

Earth (Noon Universe)

In the Noon Universe created by Boris and Arkady StrugatskyEarth is one of the planets populated by humans as well as their assumed origin. It is identical to the modern Earth except for the fact that it is set in the 22nd century. Earth is particularly described in Noon: 22nd Century, the first (chronologically and published) book of Noon Universe series.

Earth (1998 film)

Earth (released in India as 1947: Earth) is a 1998 Indian period drama film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India, (1991, U.S.; 1992, India; originally published as Ice Candy Man, 1988, England). Earth is the second installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded by Fire (1996) and followed by Water (2005). It was India's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Earth (1930 film)

Earth (, translit. Zemlya) is a 1930 Soviet silent film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko, concerning the process of collectivization and the hostility of Kulak landowners. It is Part 3 of Dovzhenko's "Ukraine Trilogy" (along with Zvenigora and Arsenal).

Earth (Foundation universe)

__NOTOC__ This article is on the history of Earth, as presented in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, Robot series, and Empire series.

Humans from Earth colonize the Spacer and, later, Settler planets; an anti-Earth plot causes the planet's crust to become radioactive, greatly reducing its population. Many small empires rise and fall throughout the Milky Way Galaxy as various worlds trade with and fight each other. Over time one planet, Trantor, founds a true Galactic Empire. By then Earth is only one of millions of member worlds, and the radioactivity makes it a quarantined backwater; by 827 G.E. (Galactic Era, the number of years after the empire's founding), the setting of Pebble in the Sky, only 20 million people live on Earth. Most non-Earthlings are skeptical of the scholarly theory that the obscure planet is the original home of all humans, believing that humans evolved on many planets simultaneously. By 12000 G.E., the setting of the Foundation series, although many believe that humanity originated on one planet, Earth is one of several candidates.

Earth (chemistry)

The chemical term earths was historically applied to certain chemical substances, once thought to be elements, and this name was borrowed from one of the four classical elements of Plato. "Earths" later turned out to be chemical compounds, albeit difficult to concentrate, such as rare earths and alkaline earths.

Earths are metallic oxides, and the corresponding metals were classified into the corresponding groups: rare earth metals and alkaline earth metals.

Earth (American band)

Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the guitarist Dylan Carlson. Earth's music is nearly all instrumental, and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning, minimalism, and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's later output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of country, jazz rock, and folk. Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal, with the band's Earth 2 being regarded as a milestone of the genre.

Earth (Vangelis album)

Earth is the third solo album by the Greek artist Vangelis, released in 1973. In contrast to Heaven and Hell (1975) and some soundtracks by Vangelis from this period, Earth was not released on compact disc in the 1980s — it was not until 1996 that a CD version was made available, and then only in Greece.

The album was promoted by a concert, held in Paris, at the Olympia Theatre in February 1974.

In 1974 two left-over tracks from the recording sessions for Earth were issued as a single, on the WWA label: Who, written by Fitoussi and Dassin on the A-side and featuring vocals by the former, and the instrumental Sad Face, by Vangelis himself, on the B-side.

Earth (Japanese band)

Earth was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001. Their greatest hit, their debut single "Time After Time", peaked at #13 in the Oricon singles chart.

Earth (Matthew Sweet album)

Earth is the second album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on A&M Records in 1989.

Earth (Farca novel)

Earth is a science fiction novel by Marie C. Farca, with an ecological theme. It published in 1972 by Doubleday in the United States.

The novel's plot concerns a man named Ames who accidentally discovers a planet, which is called "Earth" by the inhabitants. They live under a plastic dome protecting them from lethal gases.

Earth (1957 film)

Earth (, translit. Zemya) is a 1957 Bulgarian drama film directed by Zahari Zhandov. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

Earth (The Book)

Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race is a 2010 humor book written by Jon Stewart and other writers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a sequel to America (The Book). It was released on September 21, 2010.

Earth (EP)

Earth is the second recording from the progressive metal band Elitist.

Earth (British band)

Earth, initially credited as The Earth, was a British psychedelic music band active from 1968-1969. The band is mainly significant for having caused the band Earth formed by Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi to change the name of their hard-edged blues band Earth to Black Sabbath in order to avoid confusion.

The line-up included The Misunderstood's Glenn Campbell on steel guitar and Robin Parnell on bass guitar. The band released two singles and recorded radio sessions for the BBC. After the second single Campbell disbanded Earth and formed Juicy Lucy.

Earth (1947 film)

Earth'' (German:Erde'') is a 1947 Austrian-Swiss drama film directed by Leopold Hainisch and starring Eduard Köck, Ilse Exl and Anna Exl. Shot in the Tyrolean Alps, it combines elements of both the heimatfilm and mountain film genres.

Earth (Neil Young album)

Earth is a live album by Neil Young and Promise of the Real, recorded on their Rebel Content Tour in 2015. It was released on June 17, 2016, exclusively for streaming on Tidal. The album was released on double CD and Pono formats on June 24, 2016, and a triple LP release is scheduled for August 12, 2016.

Earth (2007 film)

Earth is a 2007 nature documentary film which depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet. The film begins in the Arctic in January of one year and moves southward, concluding in Antarctica in the December of the same year. Along the way, it features the journeys made by three particular species—the polar bear, African bush elephant and humpback whale—to highlight the threats to their survival in the face of rapid environmental change. A companion piece to the 2006 BBC/ Discovery television series Planet Earth, the film uses many of the same sequences, though most are edited differently, and features previously unseen footage.

Earth was co-directed by Alastair Fothergill, the executive producer of the television series, and Mark Linfield, the producer of Planet Earth's "From Pole to Pole" and "Seasonal Forests" episodes. It was co-produced by BBC Natural History Unit and Greenlight Media, with Discovery providing some of the funding. It was also the first film released under the Disneynature label. The same organisations collaborated on Fothergill's previous film, Deep Blue (2003), itself a companion to his 2001 television series on the natural history of the world's oceans, The Blue Planet. The British version of Earth was narrated by Patrick Stewart and the US version was narrated by James Earl Jones.

Earth was released in cinemas internationally during the final quarter of 2007 and throughout 2008. With total worldwide box office revenue exceeding $100 million, Earth is the second-highest grossing nature documentary of all time.

A sequel, titled Earth: One Amazing Day, is scheduled for release in 2017.

Earth (Jefferson Starship album)

Earth is a 1978 album by Jefferson Starship. The album was recorded in 1977, with the same band lineup as the previous album, Spitfire. The band had not toured in 1977, partly due to Marty Balin's reluctance to commit fully to the band. The song "Count on Me" became a Top-10 single, peaking at #8. The album itself hit #5 on the Billboard charts. A US and European tour followed which resulted in an audience riot in Germany after the band decided not to play without Grace Slick who was ill. They lost all their guitars and equipment during the riot and played one more tense show on German TV in Hamburg after which Grace left the band for one album. Marty Balin fronted the band for one more show at a Genesis concert at the Knebworth Festival in England using rented equipment. When they returned to the USA drummer John Barbata left the band after a serious car accident. This would be the end of the 1970s line-up and several new members joined the band, as well as a new record producer. Success of this album led to Jefferson Starship being contracted to provide a song for the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Earth (Wu Xing)

In Chinese philosophy, earth , is the changing point of the matter. Earth is the third element in the Wu Xing cycle.

Earth is a balance of both yin and yang, the feminine and masculine together. Its motion is inward and centering, and its energy is stabilizing and conserving. It is associated with the color yellow and the planet Saturn, and it lies at the center of the compass in the Chinese cosmos. It is associated with the turn of each of the four seasons and with damp weather. It governs the Spleen, Stomach, mouth and muscles. Its negative emotion is anxiety and its positive emotion is empathy. Its Primal Spirit is represented by the Yellow Dragon. Colour Yellow, Golden ( Sun)

Usage examples of "earth".

Conquerors followed, and conquerors of those, an empire killed its mother aborning, a religion called men to strange hilltops, a new race and a new state bestrode the Earth.

What has such an adhesive to act upon if there is absolutely no given magnitude of real earth to which it may bind particle after particle in its business of producing the continuous mass?

Every external wall or enclosing wall of habitable rooms or their appurtenances or cellars which abuts against the earth shall be protected by materials impervious to moisture to the satisfaction of the district surveyor.

Beyond Abies, the earth was rumbling, shouts and trampling footsteps approaching fast.

Then calling on the name of Allah, he gave a last keen cunning sweep with the blade, and following that, the earth awfully quaked and groaned, as if speaking in the abysmal tongue the Mastery of the Event to all men.

I am told that several worlds much like Earth exist in the Universe accessible from Joy Hall: that is, from my new platform.

The willow has flourished by sending deep roots into the earth under the acequia, a small water ditch.

She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.

To a certain extent I was acquainted with the ways of the Colossus which was crushing me under foot, but there are things on earth which one can only truly understand by experience.

Sauveur, without the slightest opposition from the venerable priest, who, far from sharing the anti-christain intolerancy of the clergy in general, said that her profession as an actress had not hindered her from being a good Christian, and that the earth was the common mother of all human beings, as Jesus Christ had been the Saviour of all mankind.

Humans foraged upon the earth for their sustenance and the lore of the earth was their code of adaptation to that life.

Each of the different cultural groups such as coho, steelhead and sockeye have different times and styles in which they run to spawn in the upland streams, but each of their cultures show a similarity of adaptation to the earth.

Again it is the tip, as stated by Ciesielski, though denied by others, which is sensitive to the attraction of gravity, and by transmission causes the adjoining parts of the radicle to bend towards the centre of the earth.

Thus we are told that earth cannot have concrete existence without the help of some moist element--the moisture in water being the necessary adhesive--but admitting that we so find it, there is still a contradiction in pretending that any one element has a being of its own and in the same breath denying its self-coherence, making its subsistence depend upon others, and so, in reality, reducing the specific element to nothing.

Meg went about from house to house, begging deadclothes, and got the body straighted in a wonderful decent manner, with a plate of earth and salt placed upon it--an admonitory type of mortality and eternal life that has ill-advisedly gone out of fashion.