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There were horses grazing in the next field.
a corn/wheat field
We drove past huge fields of barley and hay.
The England striker left the field with a knee injury.
a sports/football field
The crowd gave Ripken a standing ovation when he took the field.
He behaves badly both on and off the football field.
a chemist working in the field of polymer research
She has the ability to succeed in any field of endeavour.
Professor Edwards is one of the main experts in his field.
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