Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cross-row at the end of the furrows through which the plowman goes from one side to the other of his patch.
“I'd find the nearest turn-row that had an irrigation pipe with cold ground water running through it, and hop on to cool my sizzling feet.”
“The furrows multiplied everywhere save in Nehemiah's own fields, where he often stood so long in the turn-row that the old horse would desist from twisting his head backward in surprise, and start at last of his own motion, dragging the plough, the share still unanchored in the ground, half across the field before he could be stopped.”
“One day, however, when he and Ty Sudley, ploughing the corn, now knee-high, were pausing to rest in the turn-row, a few furrows apart, in an ebullition of filial feeling he told all that had befallen him in his absence.”
“Often they are settled on the turn-row and not reported.”
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