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land capable of yielding crops when cultivated
arable
extremely dry or parched, esp. as land which has received little or no rainfall
arid
the act of making (land or soil) fit for growing plants, as by plowing or adding nutrients
cultivation
in the direction that a stream or current is flowing
downstream
the money or other property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
dowry
to lose or surrender (something) because of misconduct or neglect
forfeit
a person who acts as a guardian, supporter, or sponsor, as of an artist or an artistic group or institution
patron
one who manages or supervises money or property belonging to another or others; agent
steward
toward or near the origin of a stream or river; against the current
upstream
to make accustomed to domestic life
domestication
to mix by pressing, folding, and pulling, esp. with the hands
knead
a receptacle at the entry to a sewer designed to trap any matter that might block drainage
catch-basin
trawl
a large wide-mouthed conical net that is dragged along the bottom of the sea to catch deep-water fish
hippopotamus
a very large, bulky, nearly hairless plant-eating African mammal that lives mostly in and close to water
silt
fine sediment deposited by water, as of earth, clay, or sand
tributary
a river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream, or into a lake
grain silo
a high, usually cylindrical structure used to store grain
harper
a person who plays a large musical instrument that consists of an upright triangular frame fitted with strings of graduated lengths, played by plucking with the fingers
ochre
any of several iron oxides mixed with clay or sand, ranging in color from pale yellow to reddish brown, and used as pigments
kohl
a powdered substance used esp. by women in some Eastern countries as eye makeup
garland
a wreath, chain, or string made to be worn for celebration or decoration, esp. one made of flowers, leaves, vines, or the like
lotus
any of various flowering plants that live in the water, including some waterlilies
hieroglyphics
of or concerning a type of writing, esp. one used by the ancient Egyptians, that uses pictorial symbols to represent words or sounds