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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.
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
A weird hodgepodge, "Proud" is part history lesson, part family saga, a lyrical nod to the Old Sod, a Navy recruitment flag-waver and a war actioner.
This April, while in the London area, I accepted that invitation and trod the old sod at Bletchley Park, the site of "Station X," where a team of some of the most brilliant people ever assembled learned to decode messages sent from the German Enigma enciphering machines during the darkest days of World War II.
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.
Photo 5 shows a large area of old sod that had to be removed to even out the grade levels between the lawn and a new driveway.
On Long Island, after careful analysis and discussion, we discouraged "small" offers on Two Old Sod Farm Road because dividing the building was not an attractive long-term solution.
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.
I don't care if you are a Rolling Stone, you'll come across like an old sod.
CALL me an out-of-date, backwardthinking old sod if you like but I've always felt that sportsmen and women should only be allowed to represent the country of their birth.
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.