Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. The act or offense of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying the tickets or coverts of a forest. 2. A piece of earth cleared of trees and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing. Assart earth, forest earth cleared of woods and brush. Origin: OF. Essart the grubbing up of trees, fr. Essarter to grub up or clear ground of bushes, shrubs, trees, etc, fr. LL. Exartum, exartare, for exsaritare; L. Ex + sarire, sarrire, saritum, to hoe, weed. To grub up, as trees; to commit an assart upon; as, to assart earth or trees. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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