Origin of fallow1
OTHER WORDS FROM fallowfal·low·ness, nounun·fal·lowed, adjective
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There are reports of farmers allowing fields to go fallow this spring because there probably will not be enough water to sustain some crops through the season.California facing drought crisis as water shortages mount and fire danger escalates|Diana Leonard, Laris Karklis|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
If their dispute is not resolved in the next few weeks, Crummell could remain fallow for years to come.Children in Ivy City have already waited too long for a place to play|Theresa Vargas|May 12, 2021|Washington Post
If their dispute is not resolved in the next few weeks, Crummell could remain fallow for years to come, a prospect that infuriates residents such as Brenda Ingram, who lives down the street, in a house next door to where she grew up.Inside the housing showdown in D.C.’s Ivy City, where kids have no place to play|Paul Schwartzman|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
By allowing fields to lie fallow, or planting cover crops, they can return nutrients to the soil.Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself|Sarah Kaplan|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
Hachimura had 17 points but, like Beal, was fallow from beyond the arc, missing his three attempts.Wizards are off the mark again, fall at home to Kings as skid reaches five|Ava Wallace|March 18, 2021|Washington Post
The mobilizing energy of the campaign fell fallow after Inauguration Day in 2009.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday|Jedediah Purdy|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the signs posted on the fields that are supposed to be left fallow now litter the road ditches.The Mafia Plants Death in Italy’s Land of Mozzarella|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But cider production and consumption is on the rise after a long fallow period.What the Pilgrims Drank on Thanksgiving|Jordan Salcito|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Professionally, Vidal's last decade while not fallow was not golden.Gore Vidal’s Tragic Final Decade|Tim Teeman|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the next three decades the team lay fallow, promising much, achieving nothing.A Manchester United Fan Defends His Faith|Peter Pomerantsev|May 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In no farm, however, is the fallow laid aside; it is considered as indispensable for wheat, and on poor lands for rye.
This appears clear from Aristotle placing the bubalus with the stags and fallow deer, and not with the oxen.
There are many herds of them in the royal menagerie; and they produce together as freely as the fallow-deer.
It would be a difficult point to determine the original species of the fallow-deer.
The smallest roe-bucks are generally of a fallow colour, and the largest brown.