One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slice of earth turned up by the mouldboard of a plough.
- ‘Using the English acre system, it is estimated that an acre furrow slice, that is an area of 1 acre, 6 inches deep, has a mass of 2.2 x 10 pounds.’
- ‘He soon found that they failed to invert the furrow slice and, abandoning mathematical for empirical methods, achieved success with a longer moldboard with a greater intensity of twist.’
- ‘Where an uncut field of rushes is ploughed the rushes may reappear between the furrow slices.’
- ‘They mix the soil with the trash instead of inverting the furrow slice and covering the trash.’
- ‘The essence of the practise is in the fact that the work should be started in the middle of the balk with the turning of the furrow slice inside.’
- ‘The soil may simply be pulverised, or it may be inverted as a whole or broken furrow slice, in which case it will be moved a furrow width to one side of the line of draught.’
- ‘The depth should not be set deeper than that a corner of the furrow slice is cut off and turned down.’
- ‘After flooding the furrow slice is in a reduced condition, except for the surface layer in contact with the supernatant water.’
- ‘With a straight share laid sloping the furrow slice will turn, because the breadth of the share lifted up on the land side will raise the earth to the opposite side, which, meeting with the flat of the buris or stock of the plow, would be turned over by it.’
- ‘According to Baria, the first step was to cultivate 6-inch, sand-filled furrow slices on top of the greens.’
- ‘When furrow slices are laid one in contact with another, vegetation may be controlled for several years.’
- ‘Cultivation destroys the original layered condition of this portion of the profile and the furrow slice becomes more or less homogenous.’
- ‘Mine pits and dumps appear to have been plowed with a gigantic plow; the dumps resemble furrow slices, and the elongated pits are like dead furrows.’
- ‘One of the most used tillage operations in Brazil is the plowing with furrow slices, known to degrade soil physical conditions.’
- ‘The letterpress then proceeds to describe ‘good’ ploughing as the complete burial of all ‘trash - so complete that none is exposed even between the furrow slices.’’
- ‘In the study of tillage erosion by contour moldboard plowing, the profiles of furrow slices turned upslope are compared to those of furrow slices turned downslope - the difference is a measure of net downslope translocation.’
- ‘Various devices are known for digging up furrow slices to extract such root crops therefrom.’
- ‘The field is ploughed to about 20-25 cm depth, with ridge furrow slices.’
- ‘Note: an acre furrow slice, or AFS, is a three-dimensional volume of soil which is one acre in area and 7 inches deep.’
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