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tillable

[til-uh-buh l] /ˈtɪl ə bəl/
adjective
1.
able to be tilled; arable.
Origin of tillable
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; till2 + -able
Related forms
nontillable, adjective
untillable, adjective
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  • Let us see to it that the untillable hills shall ever bear these matchless forests, emerald settings for our snow-peaks.

    The Guardians of the Columbia

    John H. (John Harvey) Williams
  • Paucity of arable land in mountain regions leads to the utilization of the untillable slopes for stock grazing.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
  • The juncture was in a big, marshy, untillable flat, from which hills rose abruptly.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland

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