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brown-bag

brown-bag  v.— «On the farm, brown-bagging is the practice of selling harvested, government-protected varieties of seed to other farmers for future planting at discount prices. On Wednesday, in an 8-1 victory for the nation’s seed...

brown-bagged

brown-bagged  v.— «They apparently were brown-bagging seed, selling it for just under the brand price and using it for propagation purposes.”…Hanshaw says others accused were selling brown-bagged wheat seed for $1 to $2 under the...

brown bagging

brown bagging  v.— «The unauthorized sale of seed from protected crop varieties is prohibited by federal law, warns Steve Sebesta, North Dakota State Seed Department deputy seed commissioner. It’s commonly called “brown...

donker

donker  n.— «The brown shiny seeds, called buckeyes, are considered to be lucky charms. Avid Gardener member Ann Clayton, who is from Manchester, England, tells me that buckeyes are called “donkers” there. Fastened to a string...

hydroseeding

hydroseeding  n.— «The pale, sandy earth is barren, except for patches of unnaturally bright green that mark where a mixture of green dye, fertilizer and grass seed has been sprayed in a process called hydroseeding. The garish dye shows...

donkey

donkey  n.— «Contrary to myth, a helicopter doesn’t necessarily fall out of the sky when the engine, affectionately known among pilots as the “donkey,” stops. The machine can glide to a survivable landing (albeit a brick-like...

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