This consists in selecting a spot of virgin soil, clearing it of forest and jungle by burning, and scraping the surface with the rudest agricultural implements.
You may be accustomed to scraping by in some third world country, but this is our country.
Two others are smoothing the surface of a statue with scraping tools, formed like a strigil.
Scraping the left-overs into a bowl, she ran water to wash the dishes.
The beating of the rotators died, replaced by creaking and scraping of metal.
He loved animals, but he spent his entire life scraping to make ends meet.
The scraping ceased, and her quickened breathing reached his ears.
The inner surface of their cup-shaped mouth is armed with pointed teeth, with which they perforate the integuments of the fish attacked, scraping off particles of the flesh and sucking the blood.
This is done by scraping the capsule with a knife and transferring the concreted juice to a poppy-leaf held in the left hand, the edges of the leaf being turned in to avoid spilling the juice, and the knife-blade moistened with saliva by drawing it through the mouth after every alternate scraping to prevent the juice from adhering to it.
Among the tools of bone and stag's horn were awls, needles, harpoons, scraping tools and haftings for stone axe-heads.
Bands of masked men rode about the country both in the Black Patch and in the Burley, burning tobacco houses of the independent planters, scraping their newly-planted tobacco patches, demanding that planters join their organization or leave the country, and whipping or shooting the recalcitrants.
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The Acridiidae have the feelers and the ovipositor relatively short, and possess only three tarsal segments; their ears are situated on the first abdominal segment and the males stridulate by scraping rows of pegs on the inner aspect of the hind thigh, over the sharp edges of the forewing nervures.
Swaying upward with the roll of the ship the two foremost brows came down scraping and grinding along the mole.
These are collected in water, scraped over the edge of a shell to free them from adhering cellular tissue and epidermis, and more than once washed in a running stream, followed by renewed scraping till the desired purity of fibre is attained.
Implements of chipped stone for the purposes of boring and scraping suggest that man worked hides for clothing.
Other species, especially the alligators, make a very large nest of leaves, twigs and humus, scraping together a mound about a yard high and two or more yards in diameter.
The general include tools for striking, slicing and scraping; the special tools are for fighting, hunting, agriculture, building and thread-work.
In the Assyrian tools iron drifis are of slightly twisted scoop form (so), and of centre-bit type with two scraping edges (51).
Shovel-boards, to hold in right (93) or left hand for scraping up the grain in winnowing, are usual in the XVIIIth Dynasty, and are figured in use in the Old Kingdom Pruning knives with curved blades (94) are Italic, and were made of iron by the Romans.
In Bengal a small sheet-iron scoop or " seetoah" is used for scraping off the dried juice, and, as it becomes filled, the opium is emptied into an earthen pot carried for the purpose.
Under the same name of gaz-angubin there are sold commonly in the Persian bazaars round cakes, of which a chief ingredient is a manna obtained to the south-west of Ispahan, in the month of August, by shaking the branches or scraping the stems of Astragalus florulentus and A.
12 shows ordinary Tasmanian forms, two of them being finer tools for scraping and grooving.
Before technology and prosperity, virtually everyone spent long hard days scraping together enough calories for themselves and their family to survive.
She shot a glance at Bordeaux, who had stopped scraping on a plate.
The scraping of leather against leather, the hollow clatter of stone and shale, the rustle of whatever creature settled behind her.
The so-called "pure" acid is applied to infected living tissues, especially to tuberculous sinuses or wounds, after scraping them, in order to destroy any part of the tuberculous material still remaining.
The principal tools of the Malays are the parang or golok, a heavy knife used in the jungle, without which no peasant ever stirs abroad from his house, the beliong or native axe, and the pisau Taut, which is used for scraping rattan.
In the house, she removed her camping cookware from the cabinet and started scraping together some semblance of a meal.
Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
Cynthia was scraping sugar off her knees when he told her about the phone call.