from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tool or machine for cutting or trimming sods; a paring-plow; a sodding-spade.
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So we basically came in with a sod-cutter, cut all the lawn, rolled it up, hauled it off and put down new sod.
We didn't exactly fill them teeth; we merely riveted on a sort of a plowshare -- a gold sod-cutter about the size of your finger-nail.
Socrates. sod-cutter.sodding. soil, handling. soil mulch.
If it is thought necessary to trim the edges of walks and drives, then one of the various kinds of sod-cutters that are sold by dealers may be used for the purpose, or an old hoe may have its shank straightened and the corners of the blade rounded off, as shown in Fig. 71, and this will answer all purposes of the common sod-cutter; or, a sharp, straight-edged spade may sometimes be used.