They formed local councils, headed judicial proceedings, tilled the land, and rose through the ranks of government.
Think of the possibilities when women are making sure that fields are tilled and crops distributed without corruption.
In storms the sand is driven along the ground in a continuous sheet, while the air is tilled with dust.
The Nephites, on the other hand, tilled the land and raised flocks.
An apple-tree, growing on the line where tilled garden ground meets a lawn, grows more vigorously on the side towards the garden.
The fields are not now tilled by the hoe, nor is cotton spun by the hand.
In that year, 1915, the peasants had tilled the fields themselves.
Fathers had tilled the soil, then laid aside the plough for ever.
The Helots tilled the ground, and produced the regular crops for them.
He lived alone and what part of the ground that was tilled, he did it himself.
"until," Old English til (Northumbrian), from Old Norse til "to, until," from Proto-Germanic *tilan (cf. Danish til, Old Frisian til "to, till," Gothic tils "convenient," German Ziel "limit, end, goal"). A common preposition in Scandinavian, probably originally the accusative case of a noun now lost except for Icelandic tili "scope," the noun used to express aim, direction, purpose (e.g. aldrtili "death," literally "end of life"). Also cf. German Ziel "end, limit, point aimed at, goal," and compare till (v.).
"cultivate (land)" (early 13c.), "plow" (late 14c.), from Old English tilian "tend, work at, get by labor," originally "strive after," related to till "fixed point, goal," and til "good, suitable," from Proto-Germanic *tilojanan (cf. Old Frisian tilia "to get, cultivate," Old Saxon tilian "to obtain," Middle Dutch, Dutch telen "to breed, raise, cultivate, cause," Old High German zilon "to strive," German zielen "to aim, strive"), from source of till (prep.). Related: Tilled; tilling.
"cashbox," mid-15c., from Anglo-French tylle "compartment," Old French tille "compartment, shelter on a ship," probably from Old Norse þilja "plank, floorboard," from Proto-Germanic *theljon. The other theory is that the word is from Middle English tillen "to draw," from Old English -tyllan (see toll (v.)), with a sense evolution as in drawer (see draw).