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A very small portion of the land is susceptible of cultivation.

Amongst other services the monks rendered was the cultivation of learning and knowledge.

There is no account of indigo, and the cultivation of cotton had not commenced.

As the savages rendered the cultivation dangerous, it was given up.

He had acquired the art of sorcery through the cultivation of magic.

But he is high-minded, and possesses much intelligence and cultivation.

The cultivation of the silk-worm is in itself an abomination.

It is the only species which is sure to respond to the methods of cultivation.

And the great aim of education is the cultivation of the habit of abstraction.

Is it only poets, and men of leisure and cultivation, who live with her?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1700, of knowledge, etc., a figurative use, from French cultivation (16c.), noun of action from cultiver, from Latin cultivare "to till" (see cultivate). Meaning "raising of a plant or crop" is from 1719; literal sense of "tilling of the land" is from 1725.

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