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Old term (also called "Hündeln") for the digging in of the bent vine shoot to form a lowering; see there.

Absenker A term used to describe the propagation result of vines (or other plants) and/or the shoots that have previously been buried in the soil. Synonyms are turn-off, offshoot, depositor, fanling, newbie, dog, marble, newcomer, nickling and tail vine. The ancient method was already described by the Roman wine author Columella (1st century AD). Before the phylloxera plague, this was a common form of vegetative propagation of vines, especially in dry areas. A long vine shoot...

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