The cultivation of the island is principally in sugar, of which the average annual crop is 15,000 hogsheads.
The crop of the dead was the one sure crop upon which embattled Europe might count.
He said that the recent short crop of sugar in Jamaica was a proof that the author had been misled in the favorable information he had collected, and also that this deficiency in the crop was a proof not only of the idleness, but of the immorality of the negroes.
Should this be done, it will be found that the average crop of the previous four years is 91,980 hhds.,
Its sugar crop was the smallest made, with the exception of that of 1825, since 1793, and its coffee crop since that of 1798.
If they came on well, it would be a few pounds in my pocket; if the crop was a failure, I'd have a better show with Mary next time she was struck by an idea outside housekeeping, and have something to grumble about when I felt grumpy.
The census apprises us that its average crop of corn is but fifteen bushels to the acre, in place of fifty to sixty in Illinois, and even this depends in part on guano or artificial stimulants.
Or if the crop be Swedes, the reverse will be the case, twenty-seven tons of large will feed as much stock as thirty tons of small.--(Vol.
The richest crop was the maize, which suited the soil.
In short, planters must guard their slaves' health and life as among the most vital of their own interests; for while crops were merely income, slaves were capital.
The cotton crop was the master's, while the hogs, corn and other produce belonged to the slaves for their sustenance and the sale of any surplus.
The crops of 1913 and 1914 were, approximately, 2,500,000 tons each.
It was in his eyes, he said, what Ithaca was to Ulysses, "A rough, wild nurse-land, but whose crops are men".
Itches, blains, Sow all th' Athenian bosoms, and their crop Be general leprosy!
And she will answer, "You always get yourself cropped like a convict just when your hair was beginning to look nice."
The settlement was their world; work, seasons, crops were the adventures of their life.
They go at a half run, a kind of fast trot, and hardly a word is spoken--garnering the rice crops is too important an operation to dawdle and gossip over.
The principal crop is the bitter white potato, which, after being frozen and dried, becomes the insipid chuno, chief reliance of the poorer families.
It would have relaxed the gravity of an anchorite," says the historian, "to see the descendants of the Puritans marching through the streets of the ancient city, and taking their stations on the left of the British army--some with long coats, and others with no coats at all, and with colours as various as the rainbow; some with their hair cropped like the army of Cromwell, and others with wigs, the locks of which floated with grace round their shoulders.
But the crop was human love.
The Stone-crop and the Penny-wort are well-known plants of this kind.
The only crops that one will ever raise on it are stones and frogs."
From every field the first crop was glory, the second a bon-mot.
"Wal, as I was sayin', Crop and I was over on St. Regis Lake, layin' in a store of jerked venison, and trappin' martin, and mink, and muskrat, and huntin' wolves, and sich other wild animals as came in our way.
The digging of the soil preparatory to raising a corn-crop is work; the making of brooms; the writing of fugues.