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n.1.One who, or that which, incloses; one who fences off land from common grounds.
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The preceptor in this respect is like the incloser of uncultivated land; his first crops are not valued for their intrinsic excellence; they are sown that the land may be brought into order.
The implicit agricultural metaphor in "lie idle" (as in "lie fallow") produces the explicit connection to enclosure in the next sentence, in which the "preceptor" is compared to "the incloser of uncultivated land.