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Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

In a cultivated crop, to remove some plants in order to increase the area available to others. In forestry, to remove some of the trees in an area to enable those that remain to grow...

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thinning

Edited by Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 8 words.

vines. See crop thinning and shoot thinning.

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thinning

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 8 words.

vines. See crop thinning and shoot thinning.

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thin

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 5 words.

has the derivative thinness.

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thinning

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The act of removing some of the plants from a crop, or immature trees from a forest, in order to improve the growth of the remainder. Also known as thinning out. See also line thinning,...

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thinness

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

meaning ‘the quality of being thin’, has two ns.

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thinness

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

meaning ‘the quality of being thin’, has two ns.

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thin

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 99 words.

have a thin skin: see have a thick skin at skin.

have a thin time have a wretched or

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thin

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Into thin air used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent.

the thin red line the British army (in reference to the traditional scarlet uniform); the phrase first...

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thin

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 108 words.

into thin air used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent.

the thin red line the British

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thin

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 186 words.

[OE]

The Old English word thin shares an ancient root with Latin tenuis ‘thin, fine, shallow’, the source of extenuate

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