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flame cultivator

noun, Agriculture.
1.
an implement that kills weeds by scorching them with a directed flow of flaming gas.
Also called flame thrower, weed burner.
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  • She walked swiftly, the flame-thrower in her hands, toward the dark cleft in the rocks, through which she disappeared.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • And that flame-thrower that had cut down old Riley—how was that worked?

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Loah had clung to the flame-thrower; they found it where she had left it up above.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Her own flame-thrower spat a little jet of green; it was the only light.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • He packed away the snakeproof pants, disassembled the flame-thrower, picked up the traps by the hole.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • Vindictive was being conned from the flame-thrower hut on the port end of the conning-tower platform.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • The other innovation was the "flame-thrower," an apparatus which threw a flame of burning liquid or gas far ahead of the troops.

    A School History of the Great War Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
  • The conning position in the flame-thrower hut was well chosen, our heads being about five feet above the top of the Mole wall.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • Jack was conning the ship from the port forward, the flame-thrower hut.

British Dictionary definitions for flame-thrower

flame-thrower

noun
1.
a weapon that ejects a stream or spray of burning fluid
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