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It is not too much, then, to say that the plow is at once “the tie that binds,” and the tap-root which nourishes the world.Jethro Wood, Inventor of the Modern Plow.|Frank Gilbert
I should like to have a word, too, about this tap-root question.Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Pave the bottoms of the holes to prevent the tap-root striking down into the bad soil,—oh!The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
They take the young plant, cut off its tap-root, and place it in a basin of good soil kept well watered.Little Folks (July 1884)|Various
Whenever a plant has a root like a carrot, it is called a tap-root, and you must be careful not to break it.The Children's Book of Gardening|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick