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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tiller.


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  • In ancient times, at this stage, the bow was tillered, or tested for its curve, or, as Sir Roger Ascham says, "brought round compass," which means to make it bend in a perfect arc when full drawn.

    Hunting with the Bow and Arrow Saxton Pope 1900

  • Now, that crop which he had just left had 'tillered out' well; but what profit should he get from the many stalks that had tillered or sprung from each single grain, thus promising a fiftyfold return?

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies 1867

  • And thus the seed which Buchanan had sown, and Milton had watered -- for the allegation that Milton borrowed from Buchanan is probably true, and equally honourable to both -- lay trampled into the earth, and seemingly lifeless, till it tillered out, and blossomed, and bore fruit to a good purpose, in the Revolution of 1688.

    Historical Lectures and Essays Charles Kingsley 1847

  • Unfortunately, he pointed out, blackgrass plants in more forward crops are well-tillered and will take some stopping.

    FWi - All News 2010

  • Earlier-drilled wheats are now well-tillered, although some are still looking a bit ragged where slugs continue to graze leaves despite regular applications of slug pellets.

    FWi - All News 2009

  • Generally September / early October-drilled first wheats are well-tillered and don't look in need of any early nitrogen.

    FWi - All News 2009

  • The biggest problem at the moment is trying to hold people off from applying nitrogen to early-drilled, well tillered first wheat crops.

    FWi - All News 2009

  • If the crop is well tillered, then there is no need for treatment.

    FWi - All News 2009

  • Early drilled crops after peas or oilseed rape, are so well-tillered that they will be able to withstand a

    FWi - All News 2009

  • Spring barley is now well-tillered and will be due a T1 fungicide + herbicide in the next few days if it hasn't already been applied.

    FWi - All News 2009


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