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  • v. To prepare land for agricultural use by burning the topsoil, used especially on sour or wet soil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To perform the operation of burn-beating, or paring and burning (see under paring). See also burn-baiting.

Etymologies

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burn + beat ("to pare off turf")

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