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  • n. Plural form of fallow; uncultivated land.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fallow.


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  • Their rapid seedling growth is conducive to short-term fallows and to replanting if management should reduce growth vigor.

    Chapter 46

  • "These old forests, called fallows, have traditionally been classified as high forest pristine forest on well-drained ground by Western researchers," Balee wrote in 2003.

    1491: excerpts part 2

  • In the effects of time, in what in Agriculture are technically called fallows -- the repose of the fields -- we recognise by science certain chemical actions, which are continually exercised by the elements of the atmosphere upon the whole surface of our globe.

    Familiar Letters on Chemistry

  • And it would be one of the best kind of fallows for the brain.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Weird thing is, later, there really is no world outside of A.A.—by house masters' terms—poetic A.A.s want in the house, too; and there are only a few places for ex-barn fallows like us to shelter.

    The Cool Report

  • Research has shown the benefits of biological nutrient cycling by integration of legumes into the cropping system, improved fallows and agroforestry.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 3

  • Several techniques have been developed, including the integration of multipurpose legumes, agroforestry and improved fallows, but scientific breakthroughs and large-scale adoption by small-holder farmers are yet to materialize.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 3

  • His direct truth hurt and when one has not enough arguments punch on the face fallows.


  • The farm was not so large or rambling as to tire the mind or foot, yet wide enough and full of change — rich pasture, hazel copse, green valleys, fallows brown, and golden breast-lands pillowing into nooks of fern, clumps of shade for horse or heifer, and for rabbits sandy warren, furzy cleve for hare and partridge, not without a little mere for willows and for wild-ducks.

    Mary Anerley

  • They say, however, that the inhabitants of Massilia made fences round their vineyards with the bones, and that the ground, enriched by the moisture of the putrefied bodies, (which soaked in with the rain of the following winter,) yielded at the season a prodigious crop, and fully justified Archilochus, who said, that the fallows thus are fattened.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans


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