From this give a reason for tilling soil, for rolling after seeding.
He saw himself working in the flowers and tilling the vegetable garden.
The profession of advocate had terrified him, and he shuddered at the idea of tilling the soil.
Nothing man did seemed more interesting than this tilling and sowing.
The Papuans are the first to change the digging-stick into the hoe, a useful implement in tilling the soil.
It was a slow train, but it got there, and in any case it went away from tilling.
There is exquisite humour in the following noodle-story: Two brothers were tilling the ground together.
Miss Mapp was spokesman for the mind of tilling on this too indulgent judgment.
Without its aid, how could men have procured sustenance among tribes to whom the art of tilling the land was not known?
“That depends on you gentlemen,” she said with greater audacity than was usual in tilling.
"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).