Definition of Deadenings
1. deadening [n] - See also: deadening
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Literary usage of Deadenings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Luquillo Forest Reserve, Porto Rico by Gifford, John Clayton (1905)
""deadenings" may be seen here and there, where undesirable trees have been killed by girdling for the purpose of growing coffee. These spots are unsightly, ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"In the 'deadenings,' or tracts of open land, where the pines have been girdled, they fly in small scattered flocks restlessly from tree to tree, ..."
3. The Carolina Mountains by Margaret Warner Morley (1913)
"These "deadenings" are made and abandoned one after another as the thin soil wears out, which on the poorer slopes happens in a year or two. ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"... Since observing this peculiarity of palm fronds, I have frequently seen something of the same kind in the great 'deadenings' of the South and Southwest. ..."