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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seed-drill a machine for sowing seed in rows
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sǽdsáwan, to sow; Ice. sádh, Ger. saat.


In literature:

This may be drilled in with seeds in a dry state.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
In Louisiana several planters were using a "drill" for depositing the cotton-seed in the ground.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Besides seed, which should be sown in drills, at the close of the rains, in a sandy soil, it may be produced by offsets.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
When it came to scattering Seeds of Kindness, the Farm Drill was a Poor Second.
"People You Know" by George Ade
The seed sifts down the trousers legs and spreads itself in the furrow far better than any mechanical drill could do it.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
The Assamee is not charged for seed, the cartage of his plants, or for the cost of drilling.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
These seeds should be planted at least an inch apart in the drill and the drills, twelve to fifteen inches apart.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It is better to separate the seeds, and plant them with a seed-drill.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The seeds should be sown in drills 15 ins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
Do you sow the seeds broadcast or plant in drills?
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The Beans may be dropped 2 inches deep in shallow drills, the seeds to lie 3 inches apart.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
The seed should be finely spread in drills 4 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The seeds are sown broadcast, in drills, or in pockets, amongst the lallang.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Seed drills, 24, 25, 26, 27.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
They should be detached and stored, and the following April may be sown like seeds in drills about two inches deep.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Modern growers often grow the seeds in the open in April on a nicely prepared bed in drills about 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The seeds are dropped along, from the small end of a gourd, into drills made with one corner of the hoe.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
To know exactly how much seed the grain drill is using it is necessary to know how many acres are contained in the field.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
That primitive farmer does not sow his seed by means of "drills" in symmetrical rows.
"The Syrian Christ" by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
The seeds are black, very small, and sowed in straight drills.
"Fifty Years in Chains" by Charles Ball

In news:

Have developed the Pro Mag Wheel system, which works with all conventional seed planters and drills.
Topics that will be discussed include: Iden's six acres of oilseed radishes, advantages and disadvantages of oilseed radishes, using Soil and Water Conservation District drill to sow radishes and seed sources of radishes .
The 3S-5000, Great Plains' widest grain drill, can seed up to 30 acres an hour.
The 3S-5000, Great Plains ' widest grain drill, can seed up to 30 acres an hour.
Great Plains Manufacturing's 20' 2007HD air drill features twin 82-bu hoppers that can be used for both seed and fertilizer.