unsown


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unsown

(ʌnˈsəʊn)
adj
1. (Agriculture) (of seed and land) not sown
2. (Biology) (of seed and land) not sown
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Adj.1.unsown - (of a piece of ground) not have a crop sown on itunsown - (of a piece of ground) not have a crop sown on it; "farmland still unsown"
unplanted - not planted
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The rivers of ice may melt, and the mountains crumble into dust, but the heart of a dead man is like the seed plot unsown.
It is over-run with wild goats, that breed there in great numbers and are never disturbed by foot of man; for sportsmen--who as a rule will suffer so much hardship in forest or among mountain precipices--do not go there, nor yet again is it ever ploughed or fed down, but it lies a wilderness untilled and unsown from year to year, and has no living thing upon it but only goats.
Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here is the white-foot rain, And the does bring forth in the fields unsown, And none shall affright them again; And the blind walls crumble, unknown, o'erthrown And none shall inhabit again!
History records his response when offered the position of supreme ruler: "So my fiold will be unsown this year, and we shall be in danger of not having enough food to support us.
The pilgrims understand that the sacrament that they had set upon was not simply one of donning an Ihram (plain white and unsown pieces of cloth for men) and perfunctorily going through the motions.
And patent owners have as much of a right to squander their patent prospects as farmers do to leave their farmland barren and unsown.
The fourth land use class in the present study was 'native' unsown pasture used for extensive grazing by a variety of livestock, particularly sheep.
Mark the rows so you know where you put the seeds and leave the rest unsown.
He notes for example that landowners worried that the sanctity of private ownership was broken in the provision that land should not remain unsown and if it was it should be transferred for use to local production committees (ibid, p230).
He also reminded them of the main purpose of Haj: Pilgrims stand up as one before God, without adornment, dressed in simple, unsown sheets, to pray for divine guidance and grace, and beg Allah to cleanse them from their sins, so they could return to their homes "pure of sin as when they were first born.
Hak's feelings about his education--and his occasional reticence about being a performer--creep up, quite literally, in one of his lines from "Remove Ya," one of So It Goes' best tracks: Dropped out of high but remained a student/ Not one for great speeches but I think I'll say/ Unsown my mouth with words decayed.
After seed bed preparation, the land is left unsown to allow weed seeds to germinate and emerge above the soil surface.