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 for To take soil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soil \Soil\, n. [OF. soil, souil, F. souille, from OF. soillier,
     F. souiller. See Soil to make dirty.]
     A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for
     refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought
     for by other game, as deer.
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           As deer, being stuck, fly through many soils,
           Yet still the shaft sticks fast.         --Marston.
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     To take soil, to run into the mire or water; hence, to take
        refuge or shelter.
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              O, sir, have you taken soil here? It is well a man
              may reach you after three hours' running. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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