Then slice one cucumber, after peeling and ridging the sides, season with salt and pepper, and lay in vinegar for a moment.
In ridging out the plants, one thing must be attended to in the preparation of the bed, which has not been before mentioned.
Deep planting is the first safeguard, and this is rendered still more effectual by ridging up the rows.
In some sections, however, where the land is flat and full of water, ridging seems necessary if the land cannot be drained.
The same principle as the ridging of a shield to relieve the plain surface was also applied to the ordinaries upon it.
For a second I writhed, then the muscles of my back responded, and I felt them ridging and swelling in resistance.
There are occasional fields of sainfoin and of turnips; but these latter are small, and no ridging or hurdling is yet practised.
He even endeavored to force a smile but it was hardly more than a ridging of his cheek muscles under his bristly beard.
The grower of green asparagus has about the same work, less the ridging and plowing down.
The latter plowings are toward the rows, the effort being by ridging to give a long blanched surface to the shoots.
Old English hrycg "back of a man or beast," probably reinforced by Old Norse hryggr "back, ridge," from Proto-Germanic *khrugjaz (cf. Old Frisian hregg, Old Saxon hruggi, Dutch rug, Old High German hrukki, German Rücken "the back"), of uncertain origin. Also in Old English, "the top or crest of anything," especially when long and narrow. The connecting notion is of the "ridge" of the backbone. Spelling with -dg- is from late 15c. Ridge-runner "Southern Appalachian person" first recorded 1917.
A long, narrow, or crested part of the body, as on the nose.