To the south-east stretches the fruitful plain of Beauce, "the granary of France," of which the town is the commercial centre.
South Beveland is sometimes called the "granary" and Walcheren the "garden" of Zeeland.
Yet it was the produce of this valley that formed the chief granary Valley of the Roman Empire.
It became the granary of Rome and the free population naturally degenerated and died out.
The Perche in the southwest and the Thimerais in the north-west are districts of hills and valleys, woods, lakes and streams. The region of the east and south is a level and uniform expanse, consisting for the most part of the riverless but fertile plain of Beauce, sometimes called the "granary of France."
He, however, proved quite unfit for his high position; he rejected the advice of Alaric and lost in consequence the province of Africa, the granary of Rome, which was defended by the partisans of Honorius.
Sicily, formerly called the granary of Italy, exported grain until the end of the 18th century.
The Moors had made Alemtejo the granary of Portugal, but war had undone their work, and large tracts of land were now barren and depopulated.
Three cemeteries remain intact - King's chapel burying ground, with the graves of John Winthrop and John Cotton; the Old Granary burial ground in the heart of the city, where Samuel Sewall, the parents of Franklin, John Hancock, James Otis and Samuel Adams are buried; and Copp's Hill burial ground, containing the tombs of the Mathers.
Alexandria seems from this time to have regained its old prosperity, commanding, as it did, an important granary of Rome.
Early sharply followed them up, his men infuriated by the devastation of the "Granary of the Confederacy."
Other parts of the castle are the pentagonal tower, the oldest building in the town, wherein are preserved the famous "iron virgin of Nuremberg," and other instruments of torture; the granary (Kornhaus), also called the Kaiserstallung; and the Vestnertor or Vestnerturm.
The mayor is, further, responsible for the maintenance of the communal granary, forests and other property.
Rice is grown in such quantities as to procure for Formosa, in former days, the title of the " granary of China "; and the sweet potato, taro, millet, barley, wheat and maize are also cultivated.
The exceptional position thus accorded to Egypt was due to a regard on the part of the emperors to the peculiar character of the population, the strategic strength of the country, and its political importance as the granary of Rome.
On this side we also find the farmbuildings, the large granary and threshing-floor (a), mills (c), malthouse (d).