Definitions

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  • noun A type of wooden rattle from Latin America, ratchet, noisemaker.

Etymologies

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Spanish matraca, from Arabic مطرقة (miTraqa, "hammer"), from طرق (Táraqa, "to knock, to rap").

Examples

  • Normally pocket dibbling is practised with the matraca.

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  • The matraca is most commonly used because of its efficiency.

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  • Thus, maize can be planted by a comfortable step spacing of 1 meter with the matraca; it also achieves a high area performance.

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  • The matraca cannot be used for cotton, since the seeds contain fibres.

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  • This applies especially when beans are not precisely planted in rows with the matraca.

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  • This can be done more efficiently with the matraca.

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  • The matraca is preferred to the seeder because it is easier to handle.

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  • Generally, they are more frequently used for sowing beans and the matraca for maize.

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  • The main implement sequence consists primarily of the fuador, the matraca and the hand hoe for weeding.

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  • The common use of animal-drawn seeders is related to the cropping of cotton, which cannot be done with the matraca hand-operated seeder.

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