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AGRICULTURE. The art of cultivating the earth in order to obtain from it the divers things it can produce; and particularly what is useful to man, as grain, fruit's, cotton, flax, and other things. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. tit. 14, s. 1, n. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Majority of farmers in rice producing areas failed to cultivate the crop till the month of May and early June, the favourable season for paddy.
"We will target this communities by making them settle, so that they begin to cultivate to have enough food for the rest of the year.
Cultivate was launched in 2011, and Banks admits there have been some miscues.
"If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil" is the work of a highly educated and devout Virginian pastor of Dr.
The report predicts that the 200 million ha mark of land used to cultivate GM crops will be exceeded by 2015.
Music offers students a unique and exciting opportunity both to explore the language and culture of a foreign country and to cultivate their listening skills.
women claimed that those exercise regimes would cultivate feminine rectitude along postural, moral, and procedural lines.
Change agents never cultivate superficial or artificial work environments; in fact, they challenge superiors who are mediocre or fail to provide the organization with progressive thinking and innovation.
The origins of Barbara Hepworth's art, according to Adrian Stokes, lay in the need "to cultivate a reverence for stone" that had long been lost.
1 reportedly took more than seven years to cultivate!
Recorder Greg Bull told Brinfield: ``You grew only four plants in an unsophisti-cated manner not using expensive equipment and I am quite satisfied you intended to cultivate cannabis for your own use to alleviate stress in your own life.'' But he added: ``The cultivating of cannabis is a very serious offence and despite what has been said on television, people caught cultivating cannabis will always be dealt with seriously in the courts.''