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


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  • When crops are in drills they can be efficiently thinned, weeded and hoed -- in other words, they can be cultivated.

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

  • All I'll have to do is to keep the weeds hoed until the trees come into bearing.

    Chapter 9

  • Yes, he had relettered them and hoed the weeds out.

    Chapter VIII

  • Wild tomatoes, which had gone to seed or been remorselessly hoed out from the beginning of Berande, were foraged for salads, soups, and sauces.

    Chapter 7

  • He hoed furrows three feet apart, ar­ranged a flexible plastic pipe to the highest point in the field, and irrigated the dry ground to the north so it could get used to moisture it had never experienced except as rain.


  • Another sensible reason for change every few years is that when a crop is changed, the soil can be hoed or dug over and control is wrested back.

    Country diary: Northumberland

  • I think the love of trifle came only after I was allowed to drink alcohol and I hoed in after a few glasses of chardonnay when my weird, idiosyncratic eating behaviour slipped for a bit.

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  • Managing the canopy and keeping the weeds hoed has been a daily effort …

    Niagara Escarpment Wines

  • This passage is very weird, since it tucks into an extended parenthesis a whole new life of a skilled but previously invisible narrator and even his father who hoed beans!

    John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

  • You know Jonathan, the one who wore a boater hat and hoed a field in his audition tape?

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