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Plough

plough

1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow. Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow. (Dryden)

2. Agriculture; husbandry.

3. A carucate of land; a plowland. Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five. (tale of Gamelyn)

4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.

5. An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.

6. (Science: astronomy) same as Charles's wain. Ice plow, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc, into cakes suitable for storing. Mackerel plow. See Mackerel. Plow alms, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the church. Plow beam, that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See Beam. Plow Monday, the Monday after Twelth day, or the end of christmas holidays. Plow staff. A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff. A plow handle. Snow plow, a structure, usually lambda-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc, drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive.

Origin: OE. Plouh, plou, AS. Ploh; akin to D. Ploeg, G. Pflug, OHG. Pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. Plogr, Sw. Plog, Dan. Ploug, plov, Russ. Plug', Lith. Plugas.


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Good tale. I enjoyed that. But I am sad there is no Plough and Potato.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:09 pm
 
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... become incapable of even walking - they need a car to go a short distance. Reversal is not possible - there is not enough land for all people to plough. And if we continue with the present city based lifestyle we will continue making thousands of consumer goods - completly destroying the environment. ...

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... supports your beliefs. You may be passionate about what you think science is, but cherry-picking in science leads to bad science. All scientists plough through the literature trying to find support for their pet theories, but they cannot ignore the findings that contradict their theories. Please ...

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... have I made any such accusation. I appreciate you used the word “believe” which only goes to show that beliefs can be wrong. :) I'm too lazy to plough through your posts to find where I was led to my belief. Either I am mistaken, or you have not taken enough care in expressing yourself. The ...

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Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

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Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:38 am
 
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