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the old sod

The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
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They probably will, it was three weeks before they found him, must have stunk to high heaven, dirty old sod,' she replied.
He's a grumpy old sod and I don't think he buys into any of that religious stuff but he just has this other side.
Whatever; the current edition sounds as traditional as it gets, with musicologist founder Mick Moloney leading the latest lineup in a lively series of reels, jigs and songs about leaving the Old Sod (or imprisonment in Australia) to find hope and heartbreak in the good ol' USA.
He said: "I don't know if I'm just a silly old sod but where is the common sense?
She told me that I'm a miserable old sod who could do with losing some weight
After watching Roots, I remember asking my Irish grandmother why she left the old sod, a place from which people have been fleeing en masse ever since they could tie logs together to make rafts, and why she had never gone back.
Among the largest lease transactions recorded during the second quarter was the announcement by Olympus America to relocate and consolidate to 270,000 square feet at 2 Old Sod Farm Road in Melville; Computer City leasing 35,000 square feet at 711 Stewart Avenue in Garden City; ABD Sales, Inc.
By dethatching the old grass and aerating the soil, you eliminate the need to remove the old sod, rotary-till the soil, and do extensive leveling in preparation for replanting, thus cutting down considerably on labor Lind expenses.
Surrounded by pretty, young, sex-mad party animals, he just about managed to keep his top from blowing and got away with just being a grumpy old sod instead.
Singer Annie Lennox, pictured, condemns cosmetic surgery "Most people who know me would say I am a grumpy old sod.
Trouble is, I'm a cynical old sod (no, don't argue, really I am.
Kenny could be a miserable old sod, particularly in his brief stint at Newcastle, but all those years out of the game have given him a new perspective.
As Jo put it, the old sod really cared about me, this is something I have to do.
Peter and Patricia Joyce are actually from the old sod.
IN THE bad old days, it was only the craic of an Irish summer that kept Murphy on the old sod.