from The Century Dictionary.
- noun etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into
- noun US A horse-drawn plow (as opposed to
plow, used for the mechanical variety)
- noun An alternative name for
Ursa Majoror the Great Bear.
- verb transitive To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
- verb intransitive To use a plough.
- verb transitive, vulgar to
fuck, to have sexwith.
- verb To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
- verb move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
- verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
- noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
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"Let no good and discreet subjects, therefore, follow the flag or banner displayed to rebellions, and borne by rebels, though it have the image of the plough painted therein, with _God speed the plough_ written under in great letters, knowing that none hinder the plough more than rebels, who will neither go to the plough themselves, nor suffer other that would go unto it."
The plough is a wretched wooden thing, so frail that one can easily carry it on ones shoulder, and fitted underneath with a rough iron spike which stirs the soil to a depth of about four inches.
31 In the nearer East the light little plough is carried afield by the bull or ass.
There's this particularly annoying position called the plough, (I secretly call it the pretzel), where you lie on your back and bring your legs up in the air and then over your head behind you.
A plough is a costly machine, and an iron-shod coulter on new and untried ground might well be vulnerable.
Also you shall vnderstand that whereas in the former plough, which is for the blacke clay, you may turne the shelboard, that is, when the one end is worne, you may eftsoones turne the other, and make it serue the like season: in this Plough you must neuer turne the shelboard, because the rising wing of the Share will so defend it, that it will euer last as long as the
States and Territories, that the axe and the plough are the pioneers of civilization, that farms, cities, and villages, the schoolhouse, and the church, rise from the wilderness, as if by the touch of an enchanter's wand.
 The Armenians use, in ploughing, a kind of plough which is drawn by from five to ten pairs of buffaloes or oxen.
European grain, and fruit-trees, and by bringing the old Roman plough, which is used to this day in Mexico as in Spain, where two thousand years have not superseded its use or even altered it.
The plough is a little better than that of Egypt of three thousand years ago, and the sickle is inferior.