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Tusser also describes this use of land alternately as pasture and arable.

This addition to the arable land has been a great boon to the people.

Out of the arable land he took only what was his due, and refused to take more.

The quantity of cereals has increased in proportion to the arable land.

He gave them arable land to sow corn in, and let them apply their crops to their own use.

A small proportion of these were peasants who tilled the arable soil.

The Reservation contains 2,800 acres of woodland and arable soil.

Wheat and barley are the staple products of the arable tracts.

On the right bank it is all grass-land, whilst on the left it is all arable.

The arable acreage in these counties in 1879 was about twelve million acres.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "suitable for plowing" (as opposed to pasture- or wood-land), from Old French arable (12c.), from Latin arabilis, from arare "to plow," from PIE *are- "to plow" (cf. Greek aroun, Old Church Slavonic orja, Lithuanian ariu "to plow;" Gothic arjan, Old English erian, Middle Irish airim, Welsh arddu "to plow;" Old Norse arþr "a plow"). Replaced by late 18c. native erable, from Old English erian "to plow," from the same PIE source.

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