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- verb Present participle of
- noun the breaking of the ground into
furrows(with a plough) for planting.
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- noun tilling the land with a plow
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Rice planting had failed owing to the mortality and sickness among the buffaloes used in ploughing, the scanty crop was nearly destroyed by rats, and the Malays had shown a "determined opposition" to taking out titles to their lands.
Sometimes "unicorn" or reem is a mere poetical symbol or abstraction; but the buffalo is the animal referred to here, from the contrast to the tame ox, used in ploughing (Job 39: 10, 12). abide -- literally, "pass the night." crib -- (Isa 1: 3).
The ploughing is a figure of scourging, which most severe physical infliction aptly represents all kinds.
What is the principal thing to be attended to in ploughing, Mr. Plumfield?
They do all to serve their lusts, and have no regard to the glory of God in it, and therefore their ploughing is sin, and no marvel when their sacrificing is so, ch. xv.
-- When grooves have to be worked in the edge or face of a board to receive tongues, the process is generally called ploughing, and it is usually accomplished by a special tool called a plough (or, as it is occasionally spelt, "plow").
It is used with great advantage, not only for cutting down weeds, but also for giving to each row a ploughing, which is serviceable to the plantation, and which is less costly and quicker than simple weeding with the mattock.
Indeed, the sowing is on the top of the ground and the so-called ploughing or scratching in with a crooked stick comes after.
The work done by this implement we would not call ploughing: it simply scratches the surface to the depth of some three or four inches, with which the poor husbandman is content.
The first challenge the hopefuls face is choosing one of nine small plots and working out how to make it pay, before embarking on initial work such as ploughing, putting up fencing and buying livestock.