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double-digging

double-digging  n.— «The two have employed a practice called “double-digging,” which involves digging up the top foot of soil, tilling the bottom part of the soil underneath and then replacing and tilling the top foot.» —“Yard...

sang

sang  n.— «Since the native ginseng plant, a protected species, is extremely valuable in some Eastern quarters, its demand has given rise to poaching—hunters digging the roots illegally prior to the state-sanctioned harvest season...

trowel fodder

trowel fodder  n.— «While many of the technical aspects of archaeology can be learnt in a classroom, there is no substitute for practical experience. If you are really committed to the subject many excavations will offer places to what are...

dogscaping

dogscaping  n.— «Garden designers sometimes use the term “dogscaping” to describe the landscaping strategies they employ to make gardens that are beautiful to look at and be in, and tough enough to survive running and digging dogs. A good...

sea-gulling

sea-gulling  v.— «A digger will then take a single stab with his spade, reach elbow-deep into the frigid mud, and yank out his prey. Then he tosses the captured clam between his legs into a five-foot-long sack he drags along. Digging too...

hell strip

hell strip  n.— «That comes with the territory on hell strips, the phrase some people use to describe the section of soil between the sidewalk and the street. It’s tough growing there, yet that’s exactly where certain die-hard gardeners...

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