soil

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. [1913 Webster] As deer, being stuck, fly through many soils, Yet still the shaft sticks fast. --Marston. [1913 Webster] {To take soil}, to run into the mire or water; hence, to take refuge or shelter. [1913 Webster] O, sir, have you taken soil here? It is well a man may reach you after three hours' running. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]