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Tilled land

Arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops.  Synonyms: cultivated land, farmland, ploughland, plowland, tillage, tilth.

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"Tilled land" Quotes from Famous Books

... much for y^e glorie of God, and the furthrance of our countrie-men, as that a man may with more comforte [137] spend his life in it, then live y^e life of Mathusala, in wasting y^e plentie of a tilled land, or eating y^e fruite of a growne tree. Thus with harty salutations to you all, and harty prayers for you all, we lovingly take our leaves, this ...
— Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation' • William Bradford

... around the edge of the tilled land she saw mile upon mile of desolate moor. Rushing to the window at the end of the hall, she saw the pasture-land she had come through and beyond that ...
— In the Border Country • Josephine Daskam Bacon

... "The valley of the Amazon is probably the most sparsely populated region on the globe," and yet Agassiz predicted that "the future centre of civilization of the world will be in the Amazon Valley." I doubt if there are now 500 acres of tilled land in the millions of square miles the mighty river drains. Where cultivated, coffee, tobacco, rubber, sugar, cocoa, rice, beans, etc., freely grow, and the farmer gets from 500 to 800-fold for every bushel of corn he plants. Humboldt estimated that 4,000 pounds of bananas can be ...
— Through Five Republics on Horseback • G. Whitfield Ray

... nineteen hundred years to develope the capabilities of this place,—to make it the finest fishery in England, next to Torbay,— the only safe harbour of refuge for West Indiamen, along sixty miles of ruthless coast,—and a commercial centre for a vast tract of half- tilled land within, which only requires means of conveyance to be as fertile and valuable as nine-tenths of England. Meanwhile Claude ought to have seen the deer-park. The panorama from that old ruined 'bower' of cliff and woodland, down ...
— Prose Idylls • Charles Kingsley

Words linked to "Tilled land" :   ground, land, soil, fallow

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