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  • noun A garden used for growing vegetables and then selling them.

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  • Labels: arnhem, holland, market-garden posted by dubjay at 9:37 PM

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Labels: arnhem, holland, market-garden posted by dubjay at 9:37 PM

    Market Garden

  • I engaged a garden; I devoted myself to horticulture; I worked frantically, like a man whom nothing can divert, turning up the soil of the market-garden, and appropriating the ground to the culture of flowers.

    Honorine

  • I engaged a garden; I devoted myself to horticulture; I worked frantically, like a man whom nothing can divert, turning up the soil of the market-garden, and appropriating the ground to the culture of flowers.

    Honorine

  • At length after much difficulty I reached a market-garden, and hid myself deep down among the cabbages, where I passed a quiet night.

    The Grey Fairy Book

  • As a child eight years old he was already accompanying the driver, not much older than himself, returning by night bringing back fresh vegetables and labile goods from the renowned French market-garden of Fonds-de-Givonne.

    Albert Claude - Autobiography

  • At length the sylvan scenery gives place to endless fields of cabbage, potatoes, maize, and onions, for the cool heights of the Tengger range serve the prosaic purpose of market-garden to Eastern Java, and all European vegetables may be cultivated here with success.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • I begin my day with a canny Scot, who was born in Edinburgh in 1726, near which city his father conducted a large market-garden.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • As late as 1830, Winnisimmet was of no importance except as a market-garden and thoroughfare.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

  • Finally by an almost intolerable gradient we topped the divide and found ourselves overlooking a wonderful, well-watered plain five thousand feet above the sea, and cultivated as far as the vision could carry with the care and precision of a market-garden.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

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