Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A second or repeated digging up, as of a garden or field.

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Examples

  • I had to look up stercoration (the action or act of manuring with dung) and repastination (the action or process of digging over again).

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  • I really like that he has a chapter called “Of composts, and stercoration, repastination, dressing and stirring of the earth and mould of a garden” all punctuation is in the original, so I've used this for my compost entry, even though I have no immediate plans to write any further about compost.

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  • Though I gave them no manure, and did not hoe them all once, I hoed them unusualy well as far as I went, and was paid for it in the end, “there being in truth,” as Evelyn says, “no compost or laetation whatsoever comparable to this continual motion, repastination, and turning of the mould with the spade.”

    Walden

  • Though I gave them no manure, and did not hoe them all once, I hoed them unusually well as far as I went, and was paid for it in the end, "there being in truth," as Evelyn says, "no compost or laetation whatsoever comparable to this continual motion, repastination, and turning of the mould with the spade."

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • Though I gave them no manure, and did not hoe them all once, I hoed them unusualy well as far as I went, and was paid for it in the end, "there being in truth," as Evelyn says, "no compost or laetation whatsoever comparable to this continual motion, repastination, and turning of the mould with the spade."

    Walden~ Chapter 07 (historical)

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  • Comedians in cold calculation

    Know old jokes still cause cachinnation;

    So spade up and sift

    There’s many a gift

    Unearthed in repastination.

    December 23, 2017