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tillage

[til-ij] /ˈtɪl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the operation, practice, or art of tilling land.
2.
tilled land.
Origin of tillage
1480-1490
First recorded in 1480-90; till2 + -age
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  • They are, no doubt, less now than they were originally, owing to the effects of time and tillage.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • She appeals to the Immortals for instruction in tillage with a view to security and welfare.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • And thus much for the tillage and ordering of this white Sand.

    The English Husbandman Gervase Markham
  • The tillage of the neighbourhood for ten miles round is doubled in a few years.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • It is much under sheep; but towards Clonmel there is a great deal of tillage.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • If, however, the tillage is poor, scanty harvests will always result.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Protection from every form of plant enemies must be added to tillage.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • It may be said on first thought that tillage is a practice contrary to nature.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • There are, however, scientific and practical reasons for tillage.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • As the season and the amount of rainfall vary, so must tillage operations be varied.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
British Dictionary definitions for tillage

tillage

/ˈtɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act, process, or art of tilling
2.
tilled land
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Word Origin and History for tillage
n.

late 15c., from till (v.) + -age.

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