from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scotch forms of plow.


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  • 'Fact is, Philip, t' pleugh's in a bad way, gearin 'and a', an 'folk is talkin' on a new kind o 'mak'; and if thou's bound for York --- '

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2

  • And whereas that some of those who bear this auld and honourable name may take scorn that it ariseth from the tilling of the ground, quhilk men account a slavish occupation, yet we ought to honour the pleugh and spade, seeing we all derive our being from our father Adam, whose lot it became to cultivate the earth, in respect of his fall and transgression.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • David Deans was wont to “loose the pleugh,” presented himself before the closed door of the cottage at Woodend, and seemed as much astonished at finding it shut against his approach as if it was not exactly what he had to expect.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I will allow that ilk parochine, on an average, employs fifty pleughs, whilk is a great proportion in sic miserable soil as thae creatures hae to labour, and that there may be pasture enough for pleugh-horses, and owsen, and forty or fifty cows; now, to take care

    Rob Roy

  • He is too severe on the harmless and even beneficent race of coquettes, who brighten life so much, who so rapidly “draw up with the new pleugh lad,” and who do so very little harm when all is said.

    Old Mortality

  • “Aweel,” said Cuddie, sighing heavily, “I ‘se awa to pleugh the outfield then; for if I am no to speak to him, I wad rather be out o’ the gate.”

    Old Mortality

  • I am no clear if I can pleugh ony place but the Mains and Mucklewhame, at least I never tried ony other grund, and it wadna come natural to me.

    Old Mortality

  • Some ca '[7] the pleugh, some herd, some tentie [8] rin

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • Some ca '[321-10] the pleugh, some herd, some tentie [321-11] rin

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • The miry beasts retreating frae [320-2] the pleugh; [320-3]

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8


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