arable [ ar-uh-buh l ] (previously 06-03-13)
1. capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil.
2. land that can be or is cultivated.
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Origin: 1375–1425; < Latin arābilis, equivalent to arā(re) to plow + -bilis -ble; replacing late Middle English erable, equivalent to er(en) to plow (Old English erian) + -able -able
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Water, food and arable land will be more scarce, cities more crowded and hunger more widespread.
POPE FRANCIS IS WRONG ABOUT MY CHILD-FREE LIFE|AMANDA MARCOTTE|JUNE 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You will, by accident listening to the show, become an expert-not-really in matters of arable farming, organic crops, and milking.
AMERICA, PRESENTING YOUR NEW ADDICTION: ‘THE ARCHERS’|TIM TEEMAN|APRIL 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every village must be self-supporting, and therefore an equilibrium of arable and pasture will be established in every village.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYOND|FREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
About 70 percent of the increase in cultivated land was added to arable acreage.
AREA HANDBOOK FOR ALBANIA|EUGENE K. KEEFE
Indeed, the rocks and "drift" of a district give character to its arable surface.
THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OF THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM|P. L. SIMMONDS
This addition to the arable land has been a great boon to the people.
LIFE AND WORK IN BENARES AND KUMAON, 1839-1877|JAMES KENNEDY
The house would, of course, go with the arable land and a mile or two of pasture beyond it.
OUT ON THE PAMPAS|G. A. HENTY
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