Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of plowshare.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Swords to plowshares is one thing, but artillery to nesting box is another: Link.

    Boing Boing

  • Jowala Singh knows and takes care to avoid the three or four ghoul-haunted fields on the outskirts of the village; but he is not urged by millions of devils to run about all day in the sun and swear that his plowshares are the best in the Punjab; nor does Purun Dass fly forth in an ekka more than once or twice a year, and he knows, on

    American Notes

  • Jowala Singh knows and takes care to avoid the three or four ghoul-haunted fields on the outskirts of the village; but he is not urged by millions of devils to run about all day in the sun and swear that his plowshares are the best in the Punjab; nor does Purun Dass fly forth in an ekka more than once or twice a year, and he knows, on a pinch, how to use the railway and the telegraph as well as any son of Israel in Chicago.

    American Notes

  • All tools and metal implements, such as plowshares, knives, axes, saws, and so on, were made of bronze, which consists of copper mixed and hardened with tin.

    Hebrew Life and Times

  • Maybe it won't get any easier, but it will get a whole lot more divine when the wolf and the lamb start to lie down together, when there is no more hurt or destruction on God's holy mountain, when we learn war no more, when swords are made into plowshares.

    David A. Davis: A Different Palm Sunday Shout

  • Looking at the mayor and the assembled military men, he added, To those in power, I say, ‘Beat your weapons into plowshares.’

    Burial for a King

  • This is like lions lying down with lambs, like swords being hammered into plowshares, like fires of bitterness and sorrow and grief finally being extinguished.

    Uprising

  • He wished fervently that swords could be turned into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks, “and, as the Scripture expresses it, ‘the nations learn war no more.’”

    George Washington’s First War

  • "Those who would beat their swords into plowshares will be made to plow for those who do not" or as put in the modern terms, when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.

    Community Suggests Gun Possession Is Illegal For Residents

  • The foundation has been laid, we have a person of color in the White house but we have yet to reach, the time in America where the lion will lay down with the lamb, and we shall beat our swords into plowshares.

    Rev. Otis Moss III: A Blue Note Gospel

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