Timo, timotimo, or tima were used as grubbers for loosening soil. They were often made from a forked branch, with a flattened blade and a round handle. Some timo were straight, but with the forked-branch variety, their peculiarity lies in the length of the blade, being the same or longer, than the handle.
The timo could be used effectively in a squatting position, and loosened soil too hard to be worked by a broad-bladed tool.
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