Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who scarifies, either literally or figuratively.
  • noun An instrument used for scarifying.
  • noun In agriculture, a form of cultivator with prongs, used for stirring the soil without reversing its surface or altering its form. Such implements are also called hasps, scufflers, and grubbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who scarifies.
  • noun (Surg.) The instrument used for scarifying.
  • noun (Agric.) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who scarifies.
  • noun The instrument used for scarifying.
  • noun An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.

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Examples

  • Brian appeared, waving, out of the shed where he was trying to dismantle a hundred year old scarifier.

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  • Brian appeared, waving, out of the shed where he was trying to dismantle a hundred year old scarifier.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Brian appeared, waving, out of the shed where he was trying to dismantle a hundred year old scarifier.

    What I cooked last night.

  • They agreed that the modern plough ploughed better, that the scarifier did the work more quickly, but they found thousands of reasons that made it out of the question for them to use either of them; and though he had accepted the conviction that he would have to lower the standard of cultivation, he felt sorry to give up improved methods, the advantages of which were so obvious.

    Anna Karenina

  • Instead of the old-fashioned lancet in the vein Sir Henry preferred the modern scarifier that was supposed to be faster and more effective.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • In like manner each group of people possesses its scarifier, who by practice becomes adept.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • The scuffle-hoe, or scarifier, which completes the four, is used between narrow rows for shallow work, such as cutting off small weeds and breaking up the crust.

    Home Vegetable Gardening — a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use

  • They agreed that the modern plough ploughed better, that the scarifier did the work more quickly, but they found thousands of reasons that made it out of the question for them to use either of them; and though he had accepted the conviction that he would have to lower the standard of cultivation, he felt sorry to give up improved methods, the advantages of which were so obvious.

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  • When the soil has weathered a few weeks, the scarifier or cultivator should be run over it once monthly until May.

    The Cauliflower

  • Who would not rather be a healer than a scarifier?

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

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