from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for sowing corn in drills.


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  • Shortly after, he came to a shop outside of which stood a red corn-drill.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • Henchard had by this time vanished into the market-house, and both the women glanced towards the corn-drill.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • In the latter the extension of plantations rendered the country unfitted for a bird whose shy nature could not brook the growth of covert that might shelter a foe, and in the former the introduction of improved agricultural implements, notably the corn-drill and the horse-hoe, led to the discovery and generally the destruction of every nest, for the bird's chosen breeding-place was in wide fields -- "brecks," as they are locally called -- of winter-corn.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"


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