(someone's) native soil

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(someone's) native soil

The country or geographical area in which someone was born 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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Then add and tamp native soil, sloping away from the posts.
Bagged topsoil isn't cheap, and sometimes it isn't even as good as your native soil. Another less expensive way to convert lawn into garden--without buying soil--is to use a tiller to kill the grass.
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."
Cardinal Wyszynski and the Pope walked together down the gangway, and the Pope knelt and kissed his native soil. He was then greeted by Poland's Communist head of State, President Henryk Jablonski.
Physicians with higher stakes and stronger moorings in their native soil feel double-minded about leaving the country but even in the present state of confusing uncertainty and painful ambiguity doctors have staggered the timings of their private medical practice.
Scott Rogan is returning to his native soil after fighting across the UK and will face Christopher Woolcott in a welterweight bout.
Frankie Dettori conjured a late run from the colt to claim a Classic on the jockey's native soil and help the Dubai operation rumble into form.
The final is in Paris but a glorious triumph on his native soil will end the Frenchman's quest for perfection.
He approvingly quoted his mercantilist mentor Henry Clay as saying that "there is a moral fitness in the idea of returning to Africa her children" since "they will carry back to their native soil the rich fruits of religion, civilization, law and liberty," and that sending all blacks back to Africa would prove a "signal blessing to that most unfortunate portion of the globe." After signing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln told Congress: "I cannot make it better known than it already is, that I strongly favor colonization." Eliminating every black person from American soil, Lincoln proclaimed, would be "a glorious consummation," and their peaceful "deportation" would allow "their places [to] be ...
Roach finished eight seconds clear of Andy Shaw, riding for the Coventry- based MI Racing-Thule squad, and with series leader Mick Bell struggling in 13th place, he closed the gap to just five points with one race to go on native soil at Abergavenny next month.
SCOTS movie star Brian Cox was back on his native soil yesterday filming a new twist on the stories of Sherlock Holmes.
Last week the Irish Ambassador to Turkey, Tipperary native Sean Whelan, died unexpectedly in Istanbul and was brought home to be buried on his native soil.
They will then be flown to England, meeting the Fifa-imposed requirement for all players to be on native soil by midnight four days before a competitive fixture.
These studies mainly focussed on the behaviour of native soil nitrogen after application of rare earths.
Their bodies were plucked from the wreck of the boat by divers last week and brought home so the seven victims of the tragedy could be buried in their native soil.