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  • n. Plural form of plantation.


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  • On sugar plantations the profit is much more on each individual; but the risk is greater, and the deaths are generally calculated at one-third of the gang in ten years: this is the cause why slaves _on sugar plantations_ are so miserably fed and clad, for their being rendered less wretched would not make them less susceptible to the epidemic.

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  • Some people in what we, of course, call Rhode Island, say the word plantations is a hurtful reminder of slavery.

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  • Act directed that no merchandise from Asia, Africa, or America, including therein English "plantations," as the colonies were then styled, [17] should be imported into England in other than

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  • Replanting long-term plantations is too difficult to finance, says Trevor Gifford, immediate past president of the Commercial Farmers Union.

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  • "The yield of production of Indonesian plantations is very low compared with Malaysian plantations."

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  • He said clearing peat swamps for plantations is "a double whammy."

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  • The procreation or children of a Commonwealth are those we call plantations, or colonies; which are numbers of men sent out from the Commonwealth, under a conductor or governor, to inhabit a foreign country, either formerly void of inhabitants, or made void then by war.


  • I've also found pockets of grouse loafing in plantations of white and red pine, especially those that haven't been thinned.

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  • Forty-year-old trees on good sites in Hawaiian plantations average 50 cm in diameter and 18 m in height at 6 m x 6 m spacing.

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  • Unlike the pine trees used in Southern plantations -- which have quietly helped displace tobacco in the region's economy -- eucalyptus can deploy a full canopy of leaves within a few years.

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