agriculture

Part of speech: noun

The cultivation of the soil; tillage; farming.

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Usage examples "agriculture":

  1. He sat and talked pleasantly to Mrs. Webster for twenty minutes or so, and then joined his host by the fire, with whom he discussed agriculture and politics for the rest of the evening. - "Jane Lends A Hand", Shirley Watkins.
  2. Now they were to rejoice in Him who made sun, and moon, and earth; in Him who sent wise and valiant kings and leaders; in Him who gives all strength, and industry, and cunning; by whose inspiration comes all knowledge of agriculture, and manufacture, and all the arts which raise men above the beasts that perish. - "Sermons on National Subjects", Charles Kingsley.
  3. From time to time our public men had included in the list of Irish grievances the fact that England enjoyed a Board of Agriculture while Ireland had no similar institution. - "Ireland In The New Century", Horace Plunkett.