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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing v. - To break and turn over earth; Move in a way resembling that of a farm tool cutting into or going through the soil.

Usage examples (37)
  • To put one's hand to a plough is a proverbial expression to signify undertaking any business.
  • The plough was a primitive implement, not unlike some of those still in use in parts of Spain.
  • The plough is a little better than that of Egypt of three thousand years ago, and the sickle is inferior.
  • Ye lords, I say, that live like loiterers, look well to your office; the plough is your office and charge. for more
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