from The Century Dictionary.
- Not capable of being tilled or cultivated.
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- adjective Not capable of
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- adjective not suitable for cultivation or tilling
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Much of the land allocated proved uncultivable - because it was affected by salinity; waterlogged, unleveled or had multiple ownership claims - which led to protracted legal battles.
In their undeveloped corner of the Himalayas, these people still dress in traditional tribal clothes, barter their produce and scratch a living from land that would be discarded as uncultivable in most Western countries.
Elevation can modify soil quality, particularly in the case of a valley or depression (nkova) where the ground will retain humidity longer and so be productive even when land of the same soil type in a higher area is rendered uncultivable because of drought.
Mecca Valley described as an “uncultivable valley” Abraham 14/37 had an area of desert quality and its climate was hot and dry.
With agriculture the backbone of socio-economic development on the continent, uncleared mines have rendered vast tracts of land uncultivable, said Chinamasa.
Though the pines themselves have not been planted much longer than a hundred years, they now appear as the only relics of a lonely and rather bare tract of uncultivable desert.
The great pine forests below were a cheerful contrast to the illimitable fields of ice and snow and uncultivable lands which they had so lately traversed.
For the sea, the uncultivable sea, as Homer calls it, is itself a road, whereas on earth, whether it be mountain or desert or field, roads have first painfully to be made.
A thousand times that day, in the dark swamp, on the wide prairie, or under his rush-thatch on the lake-side, he tortured himself with one question: Why had she -- Zoséphine -- reached away out from Carancro to buy the uncultivable and primeval wilderness round about his lonely hiding-place?
Cooper says: "We cannot say positively that any plant is uncultivable ANYWHERE until it has been tried;" and this seems to be even more true of wild than of domesticated vegetation.