tiller

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tiller

a branch that forms from the base of a plant or the axils of the lower leaves. Such ‘tillering’ is common in cereal plants.
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He conquered a mad desire to let go sheet and tiller and to clasp her in his arms.
I put the tiller up, filled away before it, and with dizzy eyes checked and steadied the boat on her course and waved farewell.
George was the veriest of landlubbers, so I was forced to give over bailing and take the tiller.
I hauled in the main-sheet a foot or two, took a turn with it, and bracing my feet, put my back against the tiller.
And another man to the tiller," cried the master-shipman.
They steered as straight as human hand could guide a tiller, for Fentolin's light
Scorning a turnstile wheel at her reverend helm, she sported there a tiller; and that tiller was in one mass, curiously carved from the long narrow lower jaw of her hereditary foe.
My gentle somnambulist,' said Mr Mifflin, aggrieved, 'I was doing nothing with this tiller.
The man at the wheel never vexed the old lady with any superfluous steering, but comfortably adjusting his limbs at the tiller, would doze away by the hour.
On January 10, the Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories worth Nu 137mn to agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji in a simple ceremony at the Agriculture Machinery Center in Paro.
Similarly at physiological maturity, the number of productive tillers was recorded by selecting four lines up to one meter length from each treatment combination.
com/did-j-cole-steal-bryson-tillers-exchange-beat-deja-vu-manager-reveals-truth-behind-2464225) Tiller were enjoying the album and its emotional lyrics.