from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who plows.
- n. A farmer or rustic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male plower, who plows land with a plough.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who plows, or who holds and guides a plow; hence, a husbandman.
- n. A rustic; a countryman; a field laborer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plows or guides a plow; a farm laborer who is or may be engaged in plowing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man who plows
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It's snowing again in the New England, and of course the plowman is on his own timetable.
My plowman was a young man -- a handsome, high-born-looking youth who came one Sunday evening to arrange terms.
Piers the plowman is the name assumed by Robert or William Langland, in a historico-satirical poem so called.
I've heard it said that at Forst Reach, 'plowman' and 'wild beast tamer' are considered to be one and the same thing. "
As Paulson, the head plowman, complained privily to Dawson, the crop manager:
“Every farmer his own plowman while sitting on his front porch,” Dick baffled back.
The plowman poet spoke not only to his fellow commoners but also the intellectuals of Edinburgh and many Scottish lords of the manors.
Like his poem's busy plowman, the dog absorbed by doggy life, the executioner's itchy horse, like the pretty ship with somewhere else to go, we too seldom attend to -- too seldom partake in -- the failing and the suffering of our various members, and we therefore fail to realize the fullness, the reality, the appalling mystery of life as One Body.
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the plowman may
From age seven to nine he guided a horse and plow in the fields around the village and took pride in the labor, using his stature as a plowman to tease the boys not assigned to the fields.
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