from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plant (Indian corn) with a check-rower.
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The only unpleasantness I experienced in the sale of implements was that of a check-row corn-planter, which was new to the farmers in that section as well as to myself.
I was but a wet-eared lad and check-row planting was the standard operating procedure.
"Now sir, you have done a deal of blowing about your old check-row corn-planters.