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  • n. Plural form of furrow.
  • v. Third person singular simple present of to furrow.


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  • He sat there one whole hour – two whole hours, and he thought so hard that his forehead lay in furrows; but he was none the wiser.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • Mojave, but the motel has a painting of Midwestern grain furrows.

    Terra Incognita

  • She was finally recalling the furrows ploughed on her father's ground at the foot of the hill, and she was dismayed that she had contrived to forget what she had seen.

    The Sheikh's Innocent Bride

  • The bark of the Stone pine is somewhat rough and uneven, of a dull gray color, unless between the furrows, which is of a bright brown.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • The corrugators of the brow (corrugator supercilii) seem to be the first muscles to contract; and these draw the eyebrows downwards and inwards towards the base of the nose, causing vertical furrows, that is a frown, to appear between the eyebrows; at the same time they cause the disappearance of the transverse wrinkles across the forehead.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • It was quite literally his hand, indeed, that he tried at first; for the earliest decoration upon paleolithic pottery is made by pressing the fingers into the clay so as to produce a couple of deep parallel furrows, which is the sole attempt at ornament on M.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • In the furrows is a little ice -- white because the water has shrunk from beneath it, leaving it hollow -- and on the stile is a crust of rime, cold to the touch, which he brushes off in getting over.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • Or, When I shall bind them to their two furrows, that is, bring them into servitude to the Assyrians, who shall keep them under the yoke as oxen in the plough, who are bound to the two furrows up the field and down it, and dare not, for fear of the goad, stir a step out of them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The crust must be crisp on top, so either pull a fork across its surface to create "furrows" or pile it up into clouds with a spoon.

    Nigel Slater's classic shepherd's pie recipe

  • Each stone has special grooves or 'furrows' radiating out from the centre dividing the stone into 'lands' which are the areas of the stone which actually crush the grain.

    Archive 2004-09-01


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