Usage examples for irrigation

  1. The Desert now showed more signs of cultivation, and, indeed, a great portion of this so- called Desert is only land uncultivated, but capable of the highest degree of cultivation;- all which might be effected by supplying any scarcity of rain by irrigation. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. That other cloud of dust rising above the road which led from the Symes Irrigation Project into town was coming closer. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  3. " Zariba- big Arizona irrigation project. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  4. The western half of the United States would sustain a population greater than that of our whole country to- day if the waters that now run to waste were saved and used for irrigation. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. It was no good to say to the Oriental: " It is true you pay higher taxation, but then look at the benefits you get for it- the road up to the door of your house which enables you to save immensely in transport, the light railway not far off, the increased water for irrigation, a school for your children, and so forth and so on." – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  6. The half- day of irrigation, for which the owner of this orange orchard had paid, was just over, and the water- gate connecting the man's ditch with the main zanja was being shut when Rosa and Joseph arrived. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  7. F. H. King's The Soil 1 50 Isaac P. Roberts' The Fertility of the Land 1 50 F. H. King's Irrigation and Drainage 1 50 Edward B. Voorhees' Fertilizers 1 25 Edward B. Voorhees' Forage Crops 1 50 J. A. Widtsoe's Dry Farming 1 50 L. H. Bailey's Principles of Agriculture 1 25 On Plant Diseases, etc. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  8. A smaller dam is to be constructed at Assiut, in order to supply a system of irrigation in the neighbourhood of that city, and also to carry water across to thousands of acres between this region and Cairo. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  9. When the lands are parched and need irrigation, the rivers are usually dry. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  10. I want to fill my cistern again with my own thoughts and my own dreams, instead of pumping up the muddy waters of irrigation. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. But Jackson knew that this fierce harvest of early spring was to be followed by the sterility of the dry season, and that irrigation could alone make his work profitable in the end. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  12. There was a magic ring and a lamp in the story too, that you could rub and get pretty near anything you wanted; so I was thinking this irrigation business of ours in California is like rubbing that lamp. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  13. Iron, export of forbidden in 1354. Irrigation, eminent domain for; private, eminent domain for; districts created in the South. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  14. For instance, reckless railways burn forests which ensure a constant flow of water for irrigation, navigation, power plant, and fish, besides providing wood for timber and shelter for bird and beast. – Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador by William Wood
  15. Down in soft, sandy irrigation country she'd be a fine animal. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  16. Then there was the Dry Valley irrigation scheme of which his limited knowledge must be enlarged immediately, in order that he might " scrape up a few beans and get them down while the game was wide open." – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  17. Clipstone forms part of the Welbeck estate and with the Duke's practical knowledge of agriculture he ordered to be constructed an irrigation system by which he reclaimed thousands of acres of land, formerly rabbit- warrens and swamps, so that they became productive farms. – The Portland Peerage Romance by Charles J. Archard
  18. He went to the telephone and called the keeper at the Valley Irrigation Company's office. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  19. By this time rumour had passed in front of him and run off down side- streets like water let into an irrigation system. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett