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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of firm.


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  • The cuttings must now be dropped three inches from each other in the little furrows, the ground levelled over them and firmed, which is best done by walking on a board laid on the covered drill, or else by the use of a garden roller.

    Success with Small Fruits

  • The compost must be carefully 'firmed' into the pots, but no severe pressure should be employed, or the roots will not run freely.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition

  • Huge pickles, still smacking of the brine that "firmed" them, are offered in lieu of fresher acids.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • The ground should be "firmed" around them just as strongly, and they should be so well watched as to guard against the slightest wilting from heat and drought.

    Success with Small Fruits

  • •Agricultural conditions improved, while farmland values "firmed" in the fourth quarter amid "robust" demand for good farmland and a limited number of farms for sale. Front Page

  • In the past six weeks through November, economic conditions "firmed," with industries such as high-tech manufacturing, paper, petrochemicals, staffing, housing and energy showing signs of improvement, the report asserted.

    San Antonio Business News - Local San Antonio News | The San Antonio Business Journal

  • The company said at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York that advertiser spending patterns have "firmed" in the fourth quarter.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • Texas and parts of two neighboring states have "firmed" in the last six weeks, but significant weak spots remain in the commercial real estate and - Business News

  • Beige Book reports regional economic conditions 'firmed' in last 6 weeks - Business News

  • Do you have options for these orders currently or they're yet to be kind of firmed up?



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  • My adjectival use: 'They could walk on the firmed soil.'

    August 19, 2011