Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Suppose you have an eye on the hilling up of the potatoes, Ted.

Mr. Hilling, engineer, had prepared a scheme for draining the town.

The work of handling or hilling must be done only when the celery is dry and unfrozen.

The hilling up of the graft may be left for a few hours, except in very hot, dry weather.

As they grow, fill in the trench, and keep on hilling up the plants until the roots are very deep.

Formerly a great deal of useless labor was spent in hilling up corn; in dry seasons this was worse than useless.

In Warwickshire used for the covers of a book: "It is the hilling which makes it so expensive."

Jim laughed a little himself, resuming his work, and hauling the dirt up faster around the potatoes he was hilling.

For hilling potatoes he reckoned, a beck is much better than a hoe: "leaves such a nice crumb on the ground."

He had theories as to hilling potatoes, or rather as to not hilling them until the ground could be drawn round the haulm wet.