• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Provine To lay a stock or branch of a vine in the ground for propagation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • provine To bury a stock or branch of a vine in the ground and bring up the end at a distance from the root, to form a bearing plant for the next season. This system is extensively practised in the viticulture of several regions of France.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Provine prō-vīn′ to propagate a vine by layering, to form a plant for the next season at a distance from the original plant.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. provingner, fr. provin, a set, layer of a plant, OF. provain, from L. propago, -aginis, akin to propagare, to propagate. See Propagate Prune (v. t.)


In literature:

They could then go and live in a house of their own in Provins.
"Pierrette" by Honore de Balzac
Look at Monsieur Vinet of Provins, how he has made his way.
"The Deputy of Arcis" by Honore de Balzac
"Condensed Novels" by Bret Harte
He can make his master respect him by provin' he ain't the kind of dog to kick.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
If this ain't provin' it, what can!
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
But knowin' the truth is one thing an' provin' it is another, especially in the wild west.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
When it came to provin' that it was us Yanks who really cleaned up the Huns and finished the war, Hartley was right there.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Rich citizens founded them for 'the instruction of all the children,' as at Provins in 1509, and at Roissy-en-Bue in 1521.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The Scriptur says, 'Like father, like son;' an' I've faith to b'lieve it, seein' I'm provin' it in my own fam'ly.
"Uncle Rutherford's Nieces" by Joanna H. Mathews
Provins, Guiot de, 366.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand

In news:

The Provine High School Rams may not have the type of record that is overly impressive, but they have a running game that does.
Cumberland Gap 's Rusty Provins dominates discus, shot put.
Adam Brimer/News Sentinel Cumberland Gap 's Rusty Provins throws the shot put at Spring Fling on Friday in Murfreesboro.
Cumberland Gap's Rusty Provins dominates discus , shot put.
Adam Brimer/News Sentinel Cumberland Gap's Rusty Provins throws the shot put at Spring Fling on Friday in Murfreesboro.
Jeff Provine's ghost tour will tell all.
Since Cumberland Gap doesn't have a track, Provins trains at home at a makeshift shot-put circle called the "Thrower's Farm.".
With personal records of 56-11 in the shot put and 160-0 in the discus, Provins has set lofty goals for two years down the road.
From left are Grant Schatzman, Devin Provines, Chandler King, Blaine Powell, Coleman Crawley, Kyle Larson, Bryce Balenseifen and coach David Riden.
Harley Eagle, Cecila Menjivar, Doris Marie Provine, and David Doerfler.
Yawning , argues Dr Robert Provine, a neuroscientist, professor of psychology, and yawning expert (yes, yawning expert) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is an evolutionary trait conserved across all vertebrate species.