from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cotton-culture, a heavy plow having a vertical mold-board. It is more of a digger than a plow.
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Then, down the entire length of the ridge the cotton-planter had followed, its two little wheels straddling the row, while the small bull-tongue in front opened the shallow furrow for the linty, furry, white seeds to fall in and be covered immediately by the mold-board behind.
It has been noticed earlier that before the war even agriculture was carried on with the roughest, least efficient tools, such as the "scooter," the "bull-tongue," the scraper, the sweep and hoe. 93
One of dem niggers was fotching a bull-tongue from a piece of new ground way at de back of de plantation, and bringing it to my pappy to git it sharped.
"bull-tongue" through the furrows of the sandy fields which lay around the log cabin at the base of the mountain.
a hundred times, too, to be at home, with the old bull-tongue plough behind him, running the straight rational furrow in the good bare open field, so mellow for corn, lying in the sunshine, inviting planting.
I'm goin 'to do that jest as soon as the blacksmith fetches my bull-tongue plow. "