top dressing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n top dressing a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
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Usage

In literature:

This is left on the surface and makes a rich top-dressing.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Fill each with the dressing, leaving fully half an inch at the top for it to swell.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Moisten with dressing, fill the shells, replace the tops and serve.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
A small hair-covered trunk stood in the far corner and Faith lifted the top and thrust her dress in.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
Many prefer to use a top-dressing of manure, regardless of conditions.
"Making a Lawn" by Luke Joseph Doogue
Where farmyard manure is used, the guano has been recommended to be used as a top-dressing in small quantities.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It was the fall before the little girl's thirteenth birthday, and she was wearing her hair in a braid and her dresses to her shoe-tops.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
And then an almost hopeless wish would creep within my breast: 'Oh, could I live to see thy top in all its beauty dressed!
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
When she opened her eyes, there she was on top of the pagoda, and beside her stood a young man in the dress of a student.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
After this the antiseptic solution may be poured in daily at the top of the dressing.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Maypole stood before the door with a crown of flowers at the top, and a lot of prettily dressed children around it.
"The Bountiful Lady" by Thomas Cobb
Other times she wore it top de dress.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Why may soot be used as a top dressing without losing its ammonia?
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
They are more smartly dressed than any of us; they live at the top of the tree, nearest to the sun.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
In the top tray lay a doll dressed as if for a wedding.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
The peas, in spite of the top-dressing, looked yellow and sickly.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
After this I top-dress heavy with manure, leaving it lie on the land until spring.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
Snowballin' in slippers and silk stockin's and a lace dress is a pneumonia bid, even if you are such a warm one on top.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
We shall have to do without a dressing-table, and use the top of the bureau.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Steadily the contents of the box neared the top with ordered layers of silk dresses and mantles.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
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In poetry:

A pair came in this afternoon
and looked for all the world,
like lovers on a holiday,
her little top-knot curled
and eyes as bright as amber beads
while her small mate was dressed in tweeds.
"Winds Of April" by Edna Jacues
Her dress it was blue, and her ribbons were green,
And her chignon the highest that ever was seen,
And perched on the top, heavy-laden with flowers,
Was a bonnet, embosomed in beautiful bowers.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - I" by E W Bowling
And France is one great grave, her native clay
Top dressed with human flesh and steeped in blood;
Hushed are the sounds of little ones at play,
And blackened wastes where pleasant hamlets stood.
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke

In news:

While Christmas might be top of mind for many of e-retailers, some are focused on dressing up their Halloween sales.
Use our calculator to see how much top dressing your lawn requires.
Area to be top-dressed, in square feet.
Top dressing aids your lawn growth.
The Top 20 Best Dressed TV Dads.
Dresses and tops are now $20 to $80, reduced from $175 to $500.
Balsamic dressing tops for salads.
Play dress up with your kid's bed with Bed Toppings.
Charismatic, well-dressed (top) and a nearly unbeatable politician, Thaddeus Kirkland… (PHOTOS: CHESTER SPIRIT ).
Mrs Obama got festive in a drop-waist floral dress, topped with a lush necklace of flowers.
Employees at Mission Manor Nursing Home dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz and took top honors as the business with the "Best Overall Theme".
Naomi Pomeroy goes beyond that, topping red and golden beet slices with a lively mixed-herb dressing, pistachios and celery leaves.
Duchess of Cambridge tops best-dressed list.
Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (Dreamgirls) talks to THR about mixing made-to-measure tops and daytime dresses with vintage skirts and jewels.
A printed chiffon dress worn by the late singer Amy Winehouse for the cover of her chart-topping album &qu.
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In science:

FIG. 2: The quark wave-function dressing (top) and mass function (bottom) for the four choices of parameters of the quark-gluon vertex fixed to pion properties, see table II.
Rho-meson, Bethe-Salpeter equation, and the far infrared
The leading diagrams (top row in Fig. 2) have a relatively simple structure: higher order diagrams can be successively built by replacing the bare helicity flip vertex inside a given diagram with the second order dressed helicity flip vertex.
Dynamical vertex mass generation and chiral symmetry breaking on the light-front
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