Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the crowfoots, Ranunculus arvensis: so called as impoverishing the soil or indicating a poor one.
“It is an ode to the starve-acre Southern farm, the mountain landscape, and difficult love.”
“No crisis, apparently, had supervened; and there was nothing left for her to do but to continue upon that starve-acre farm till she could again summon courage to face the vicarage.”
“There was no exaggeration in Marian's definition of Flintcomb-Ash farm as a starve-acre place.”
“No crisis, apparently, had supervened; and there was nothing left for her to do but to continue upon that starve-acre farm till she could again summon courage to face the”
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List of plant names (common or scientific) that go trippingly off the tongue, are fun to contemplate, expose the wit of the namer, or just plain befuddle.
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
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