Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A field on which rice is grown.
“Leaders dubbed China's top rice-field capitalists wanyuanhu, or ten-thousand-yuan households.”
“Finding my own footsteps in the deep dust, I got back to a pathway with a monstrous bamboo hedge on one side, and a rice-field on the other, in which was a slimy looking pond with a margin of pink water-lilies, in which a number of pink buffaloes of large size were wallowing with much noise and rough play, plastering their sensitive hides with mud as a protection against mosquitoes.”
“Walking out to a small hill near the village, cultivated as a rice-field, I had a fine view of the country, which was becoming quite hilly, and towards the south, mountainous.”
“‘Beside Such-zen, this is flatter than a rice-field’; and with steady, driving strokes from the loins he strode upwards.”
“The rice-field breeding mosquitoes, Culex tritaeniorhynchus,”
“In a number of Madagascar's rural areas, farmers have discovered for themselves vetiver's effectiveness for stabilizing dams, rice-field bunds, and irrigation works, as well as for protecting roads that can flood and wash out.”
“Acres of palmetto trees shook their long fingers in the wind; miles of canebrake nodded their tall heads to the sun, while here and there, a broad expanse of rice-field showed where busy hands had gathered the grain; and myriads of songsters filled the air with music.”
“He squatted in the shallow rice-field, his khaki shorts resting in three inches of mud.”
“Its success depends on motivating people to grow wood on fringe areas, including their yards, dry fields, and rice-field dikes, while protecting the forest plantation itself.”
“As the helicopter skims the tree-tops, and its machine guns lower into position, you can study the fires more closely, and it is possible to distinguish a rice-field burned over by peasants from neat bombing targets emitting spirals of smoke.”
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