When Filipinos look at the Philippine topographic map, they bewail the fact that we are a mountainous country with more than two-fifths of the land having steep, untillable
Rice fields cost about $4,000 an acre and even untillable
swampland is going for $2,000 an acre.
The court reasoned that after the installation of the tiling, the manner of flow changed from what was a natural, forceful flow and now is a steady but slow flow which rendered the lands untillable
and even produced weed growth, Id.
I had looked out on flooded fields week after week, seeing the water turn to ice, seeing it linger in ruts and gullies, leaving the fields untillable
They purchased land which was mostly semi-arid, although much had been rendered untillable
by deforestation, soil erosion, and neglect.
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One survivor recalled being "simply dumped upon this inhospitable and untillable
land, with cannibalistic savages in the surrounding woods." (50)
The refugee ex-slaves found themselves segregated in impoverished villages, given scraps of untillable
land, deprived of the rights normally extended to British subjects, forced to work on road construction in return for promised provisions, and gradually reduced to peonage.
Farmers planted eucalypts as windbreaks and up untillable
canyons, hoping to prevent erosion losses.
Much of the Cape is untillable
on a large-scale basis because the topsoil has been blown away and replaced by increasing drifts of sand.
Land use designations on the MRPJ cards divided acreage into three major categories: Class "A" Agricultural, which included cropland, farmstead, and untillable
pasture; Class "D", which indicated orchards; Class "E", which designated nonagricultural uses like roads and wooded areas.
The Alsatian Amish Mennonites who settled on Croghan's "untillable
soil" adapted to their circumstances by developing a number of agricultural pursuits that supported self-sustaining family farms wherein some tasks were delineated by gender, but much of the work was conducted by families working together.