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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of till.
- adj. ploughed or cultivated
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- adj. turned or stirred by plowing or harrowing or hoeing
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"the Acres," as the men of that time always called tilled land; and beyond that was the meadow going fair and smooth, though with here and there a rising in it, down to the lips of the stony waste of the winter river.
Through the shallow wavelets he ran, stepping high and delicately splashing merry drops against the morning sunlight, leaped over one or two that would have "tilled" him to the knee (to use an old boyish phrase learnt at Carwithiel where he had learnt to swim), and came to the shelf beyond which the first tall comber boomed towards him, more than head high, hissing along its ridge.
When the ground was to be "tilled," and "flocks" to be herded, whom did God employ?
as a field ready to be "tilled," according to the holy book of Islam.
MR. COLLIER'S anonymous annotator writes "tilled;" but surely this is a very artificial process to be performed by "spongy
Native Americans killed what game they needed and used every last bit of what they killed, and they tilled up some land to grow crops.
It was my eight-year-old son Nathan, standing barefoot in the freshly tilled soil, his hands blackened from digging in the earth.
He was happily playing in the freshly tilled soil, still a bit cold from the turning.
One of my earliest memories is standing barefoot in the freshly tilled soil, my hands blackened from digging in the ground, still a bit cold from the turning.
In addition to working at the farm store, Wills also cut meat in the Chatsworth butcher shop, tilled the soil, picked apples, and worked in the bakery.
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