(someone's) native soil

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(someone's) native soil

The country or geographical area in which someone was born and/or raised. Though I've spent most of my adult life in London, it's always nice to return to my native soil of Shanghai, if even for just a few days.
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When making a sub-ballast layer of a mixture of native soil and binders under a layer of broken stone 0.
The effects of different factors, including the amount of white rot fungi addition, ways of white rot fungi addition, pollution levels of BDE-209, native soil and sterilized soil, soil types, and the presence of heavy metals, on the degradation of BDE-209 in soil by fungi were investigated in the laboratory.
Ambanasom, who in Son of the Native Soil projects Achamba's tragedy against a traditional African background.
And did you know that in Japanese sake refers to any alcoholic beverage, while what we call sake in English is on its native soil called nihonshu?
With the celebrated team back home on native soil, it was time to party for a second straight night.
BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Adrian Boult HallRecently back from a three-concert tour of Estonia, where they represented their home city so proudly, the Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra repeated their programme back on native soil under the clear and encouraging baton of Michael Seal.
When used in-ground, Expand 'n Gro works as a soil amendment, improving soil structure; it also helps in-ground plants grow up to three times larger, as compared to planting in native soil alone.
The 23-year-old South African, who won two European Tour events on native soil at the start of the year, carded four birdies against one bogey to triumph at the Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin.
The largest, longest and bloodiest battle on native soil, Towton was fought with little chance of escape and none of surrender.
Their foreign ministry said: "The nation regrets the fact that the heir to the throne arrives on native soil with the conquerors' uniform on and not with the wisdom of a statesman.
In exile in Saudi Arabia since January, there have been no moves by Saudi King Abdullah to extradite him back to his native soil.
POLAND'S church bells rang out to greet Pope John Paul as he set foot again on his native soil, the first Roman Catholic pontiff to visit a communist-ruled country.
Now the 47-year-old has moved home to be closer to his family and friends and will perform his first gig on his native soil at The Malt Shovel in Lower End, Bubbenhall on Sunday night.
Most of the refugees in the camps were compelled to quit their native soil in Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Poonch first in 1947 and then again in two phases in 1965 and 1971 after India-Pakistan wars.
Those sticking back to the native soil are mostly the less privileged men and women from middle and lower-middle class, which actually form the backbone of the country's mainstream population.