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Stratify   /strˈætəfˌaɪ/   Listen

(past & past part. stratified; pres. part. stratifying)
Divide society into social classes or castes.
Form layers or strata.
Develop different social levels, classes, or castes.
Form, arrange, or deposit in layers.  "The rock was stratified by the force of the water" , "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
Render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand.

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... than the walnut and hickory types of seeds if we are to get the most out of their germination. Since chestnuts are very prone to molding or rotting, the best way to maintain their viability and freshness over winter is to stratify them in a can or box between layers of a peat moss. This peat moss must be decidedly on the acid side and must be dampened, but must not be so wet that you can wring any water out of it. The best way to prepare this dry peat moss is ...
— Growing Nuts in the North • Carl Weschcke

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