from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A powder made of ground rape-seed, used for manure.


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  • Hops are especially benefited by bulky nitrogenous manures -- such as shoddy, horn-meal, hide-scraps, hoofs, rape-dust, &c.; and it is only when quick-acting manures are applied along with such slow-acting manures that they will exercise their full influence.

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • They have all been employed with success, but the most accurate observations have been made with rape-dust, which has been longer and more extensively used than any of the others.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • Myremill, Ayrshire, and which has since been adopted in some other places, differs from liquid manuring in its _strict_ sense, for not only are the drainings of the manure-heap employed, but the whole solid excrements are mixed with water in a tank, and rape-dust and other substances occasionally added, and distributed through the pipes.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry


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