Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hand-tool with bent fork-like tines, used for digging potatoes from the ground.
“Undoubtedly, the day will come when the great bulk of potatoes will be dug well and rapidly by horse-power; but until that day does come, the potato-hook must be used.”
“Sprinkle superphosphate in the hill at the rate of two hundred pounds per acre; mix it slightly in the soil with an iron rake or potato-hook, then plant the seed.”
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