In some instances the disking and sowing are both done by the same implement, which is driven both ways across the field.
The disking is usually done in the spring and while the frost is out for only a short distance below the surface.
The extent of the disking will depend on such conditions as the toughness of the sod and the nature of the soil.
This would mean that sometimes, as where crab grass has a firm hold, disking may be necessary at least for a time every spring.
This land would take a good deal of disking to get it into shape.
They were disking and ploughing and sowing, generally driving six horses abreast.
When clovers are sown on sod land for the purpose of renewing pastures, disking them will prepare them for receiving the seed.
The disking has also tended to stimulate growth in the crop the following year.
In doing it, disk harrows are driven over the field, usually two ways, the second disking being done at right angles to the first.
Latinate spelling preferred in British English for most uses of disk (q.v.). American English tends to use it in the musical recording sense; originally of phonograph records, recently of compact discs. Hence, discophile "enthusiast for gramophone recordings" (1940).
American English preferred spelling, 1660s, "round flat surface," from Latin discus "quoit, discus, disk," from Greek diskos, from dikein "throw," from PIE *dik-skos-, from root *deik- "to show, pronounce solemnly; also in derivatives referring to the directing of words or objects" [Watkins].
Sense of "phonograph disk" is 1888; computing sense is from 1947. Disk jockey first recorded 1941; dee-jay is from 1955; DJ is 1961; video version veejay is 1982. Disk-drive is from 1952.
Variant of disk.
disk or disc (dĭsk)
A thin, flat, circular object or plate.