They can, however, only carry on their work extensively under anaerobic conditions, as in waterlogged soils or in those which are badly tilled, so that there is but little loss of nitrates through their agency.
The land for their reception must be thoroughly well tilled and manured.
The farms are generally small, and are for the most part tilled by manual labour.
soillus, pertaining to substance which is stirred or tilled by implements such as ploughs and spades.
The greatest estates belonged to the king, or had been granted to military chiefs whose sons succeeded them, or were the endowments of temples, but the calpulli or village community still survived, and each freeman of the tribe held and tilled his portion of the common lands.
In the course of two generations the farmers who paid rent for these holdings became more and more numerous, and demesne land tilled by villein-service grew more and more rare.
Portions of the pasture lands were reserved as meadows; the tilled land was manured.
ALFRED FIRMIN LOISY (1857-), French Catholic theologian, was born at Ambrieres in French Lorraine of parents who, descended from a long line of resident peasantry, tilled there the soil themselves.
Of this farm he " tilled as much as kept half a dozen men," retaining also grass for a hundred sheep and thirty cattle.
Of the total area of the province 57% is occupied by tilled land, 22% by meadows and pastures, and barely 7% by forests.
To sum up the history of Scythia, the oldest inhabitants of whom we hear in Scythia were the Cimmerii; the nature of the country makes it probable that some of them were nomads, while others no doubt tilled some land in the river valleys and in the Crimea, where they left their name to ferries, earthworks and the Cimmerian Bosporus.
Land ploughed and otherwise tilled, but left unseeded during the summer, is sown with wheat in the succeeding autumn or spring.
You have tilled the soil and added rich homemade compost.
Wheat well repays careful attention; contrast the produce of a carelessly tilled Russian or Indian field and the bountiful yield on a good Lincolnshire farm, the former with its average yield of 8 bushels, the latter with its 50 bushels per acre; or compare the quality, as regards the quantity and flavour of the flour from a fine sample of British wheat, such as is on sale at almost every agricultural show in Great Britain, with the produce of an Egyptian or Syrian field; the difference is so great as to cause one to doubt whether the berries are of the same species.
Sicily stood out before the rest as the first land to be tilled by slave-gangs, on the estates both of rich natives and of Roman settlers.
The small proportion of land tilled is due to many causes, among which paucity of populations is not the least.
We must distinguish from the later slavery at Rome what Mommsen calls " the old, in some measure innocent slavery, under which the farmer tilled the land along with his slave, or, if he possessed more land than he could manage, placed the slave - either as a steward, or as a sort of lessee obliged to render up a portion of the produce - over a detached farm.
Landowners are eligible for compensation, but there is no relief for thousands of poor landless laborers who tilled the earth.
Till the soil in the area where you want to plant the grape vines so that not only the planting area is well tilled, but the surrounding soil.
Grape vine roots spread out in a great big circle around the main plant, so having the soil nicely tilled helps the roots move through the soil as they grow.
The wild flora of the alluvial valley was probably always restricted and eventually was reduced almost to the weeds of cultivation, when every acre of soil, at one period of the year dnder water, and at another roasted under the burning heat of a semi-tropical sun, was carefully tilled.
The soil is for the most part clayey, resting on a bed of chalk, and is, in general, fertile and well tilled.
Even if they exacted the full rigour of service from the survivors, they could not get their broad demesne lands properly tilled.
tilled the earth.
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