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Tilth   /tɪlθ/   Listen

The state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth.
Arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops.  Synonyms: cultivated land, farmland, ploughland, plowland, tillage, tilled land.

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"Tilth" Quotes from Famous Books

... the soil had been, by repeated harrowings, reduced to a state of very fine tilth, that guano may be covered sufficiently deep with the Cultivator to become mixed with, and consequently be absorbed by the vegetable remains of the earth, and thus be prevented from loss by escape of its volatile gases; especially would this be the case, ...
— Guano - A Treatise of Practical Information for Farmers • Solon Robinson

... the ample river's argent sweep, Bosomed in tilth and vintage to her walls, A tower-crowned Cybele in armored sleep The city lies, fat plenty in her halls, With calm, parochial spires that hold in fee The friendly gables clustered at their base, And, equipoised o'er tower ...
— The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) • Edith Wharton

... that, among other things, great inconvenience daily doth increase by dissolution, and pulling down, and wilful waste of houses and towns within this his realm, and laying to pasture lands, which continually have been in tilth, WHEREBY IDLENESS, THE GROUND AND BEGINNING OF ALL MISCHIEF, daily do increase; for where, in some towns 200 persons were occupied, and lived by those lawful labors, now there be occupied two or three herdsmen, and the residue full of idleness. The husbandry, which is one of the greatest ...
— Landholding In England • Joseph Fisher

... on all sides round. There is a river, the uttermost horn of Ocean, broad and exceeding deep, that a merchant ship may traverse; they call it Ister and have marked it far off; and for a while it cleaves the boundless tilth alone in one stream; for beyond the blasts of the north wind, far off in the Rhipaean mountains, its springs burst forth with a roar. But when it enters the boundaries of the Thracians and Scythians, here, dividing its stream into two, it sends its waters partly ...
— The Argonautica • Apollonius Rhodius

... I would by contraries Execute all things; for no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate; Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, And use of service, none; contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; No occupation; all men idle, all; And women too, but innocent and pure; No sovereignty; All things in common nature should produce Without sweat or endeavour; ...
— Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings • Francis Augustus MacNutt

... and barn, of course, there was nothing left at all, save the half-dug cellar and the half-crumbled chimney. Sick at heart and very lonely, he returned to the settlement, and took up his new abode on a half-reclaimed farm on the outskirts, just where the tilth and the wilderness held each other ...
— The Watchers of the Trails - A Book of Animal Life • Charles G. D. Roberts

Words linked to "Tilth" :   soil, fallow, ground, status, land, condition

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