Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not tilled; not cultivated, literally or figuratively.
- adj. Of land, having not been tilled.
- adj. not plowed or harrowed or hoed
“But a wheezing comes from the ground, and behind the apricot tree, denuded this time of year, the spider drags its prey further into the untilled area by the side of the road.”
“Must say, though, that there is a lot of fertile ground left untilled with The Truth too.”
“When they emerged onto untilled ground in front of the Getae camp, Alexander led the cavalry on the right wing while Nicanor, another son of Parmenion, commanded the infantry.”
“Situated between Kansas City and Wichita, the Flint Hills are a weekend sanctuary for many city folks, an oasis of untilled land in the Midwestern Wheat Belt.”
“The hills have remained mostly untilled because the soil lies over rough limestone and flint.”
“He didn't bother noticing the unweeded garden or the untilled soil or the already withering and thirsty crops that surrounded the white one-story house.”
“Clearance costs and security concerns continue to pose a barrier to farmers large and small, leaving fertile soil untilled.”
“God meant the land to be cultivated, and it was on this basis that Carolina, for example, was claimed in the first place, in 1629, as a region hitherto untilled . . .”
“When the oil economy collapsed in the 1980s, he bought every closed business, foreclosed mortgage, and piece of untilled farm acreage he could get his hands on, often at a third of its earlier valuation.”
“Though the Tablelands were first settled by miners looking for gold in 1875, the rich soil went largely untilled until after World War II.”
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