Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scarifies, either literally or figuratively.
- n. An instrument used for scarifying.
- n. In agriculture, a form of cultivator with prongs, used for stirring the soil without reversing its surface or altering its form. Such implements are also called hasps, scufflers, and grubbers.
- n. One who scarifies.
- n. The instrument used for scarifying.
- n. An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who scarifies.
- n. (Surg.) The instrument used for scarifying.
- n. (Agric.) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
“Brian appeared, waving, out of the shed where he was trying to dismantle a hundred year old scarifier.”
“Instead of the old-fashioned lancet in the vein Sir Henry preferred the modern scarifier that was supposed to be faster and more effective.”
“In like manner each group of people possesses its scarifier, who by practice becomes adept.”
“The scuffle-hoe, or scarifier, which completes the four, is used between narrow rows for shallow work, such as cutting off small weeds and breaking up the crust.”
“They agreed that the modern plough ploughed better, that the scarifier did the work more quickly, but they found thousands of reasons that made it out of the question for them to use either of them; and though he had accepted the conviction that he would have to lower the standard of cultivation, he felt sorry to give up improved methods, the advantages of which were so obvious.”
“When the soil has weathered a few weeks, the scarifier or cultivator should be run over it once monthly until May.”
“Who would not rather be a healer than a scarifier?”
“Fiji, from Sydney, were a stethoscope and a scarifier.”
“Instead of tickling it with a hoe, and watching the golden harvest leap forth, scarifier and plough, harrow and drill in almost ceaseless succession, compel the clods by sheer force of iron to deliver up their treasure.”
“He bought a Guillaume scarifier, a Valcourt weeder, an English drill-machine, and the great swing-plough of Mathieu de Dombasle, but the ploughboy disparaged it.”
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