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  • Eighty-six percent of the state's corn crop was silking, which is 10 points behind the normal pace and just 9 percent of the soybeans were fully podded compared to

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  • In its latest report on the progress of various crops, the USDA on Monday said 84% of the corn in the ground was "silking."

    Corn Drops on Lack of Threat to Supplies

  • They steal over her, silking into her ears and mouth and lungs, stealthy and pervasive, like sickness or swallowed water.

    Excerpt: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

  • "I would argue no hybrid, no matter how good the genetics, would have done well if it hadn't been for the perfect weather we had" from the silking stage of the plant's development onward, Mr. Elmore said.

    In Corn vs. Soybeans, It's No Contest

  • I am guilty of “silking” now that I have a name for it!

    Security Blanket Blues | Thingamababy

  • Maize can be attacked by a number of ear and kernel rots, especially when very wet weather occurs from silking to harvest.

    Chapter 10

  • Substitute lessons: Light relation; cross-pollenizing and self-pollenizing in flowers; relation of season to life history of plant; annual, biennials, and perennials; tasseling and silking of corn; useful weeds, 188; lessons from the strawberry plant, 198.

    The University of Virginia Record

  • Scotland, when the _silking_ of her frock aroused me.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • Here has our master been a-glorifying and a-velveting and a-silking himself, and a-peacocking and a-spreading to catch her eye for a dozen year, till he hasn't an eye left in his own tail to flourish among the peahens, and all along o 'you, Monna Giovanna, all along o' you!

    Becket and other plays

  • To create the textiles, spiders are collected each morning and harnessed in specially conceived 'silking' contraptions.

    Boing Boing

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  • Developmental stage of the corn plant.

    January 26, 2010