Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the crowfoots, Ranunculus arvensis: so called as impoverishing the soil or indicating a poor one.

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Examples

  • It is an ode to the starve-acre Southern farm, the mountain landscape, and difficult love.

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  • No crisis, apparently, had supervened; and there was nothing left for her to do but to continue upon that starve-acre farm till she could again summon courage to face the vicarage.

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  • There was no exaggeration in Marian's definition of Flintcomb-Ash farm as a starve-acre place.

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  • No crisis, apparently, had supervened; and there was nothing left for her to do but to continue upon that starve-acre farm till she could again summon courage to face the

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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