Definitions

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  • noun UK Alternative spelling of plowman.

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  • noun a man who plows

Etymologies

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to plough + -er

Examples

  • Leftover pasta, vegetable and beef stir fry, ploughman is a favourite (meat, cheese, hard boiled egg, chutney & bread).

    Lunch Wars « Bored Mommy

  • Your ploughman was a little too greedy for land, it seems.

    The Potter's Field

  • Beacon fires on the hills, the blowing of horns, and the despatch of runners were familiar to the tenants, and often called the ploughman away from the furrow to the appointed gathering-place.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • The artisan depends on his labour alone, he is a free man while the ploughman is a slave; for the latter depends on his field where the crops may be destroyed by others.

    Emile

  • One of the most popular lunches in Great Britain is called a ploughman's lunch.

    Hell in a Handbasket

  • One of the most popular lunches in Great Britain is called a ploughman's lunch.

    Hell in a Handbasket

  • One of the most popular lunches in Great Britain is called a ploughman's lunch.

    Hell in a Handbasket

  • One of the most popular lunches in Great Britain is called a ploughman's lunch.

    Hell in a Handbasket

  • To lay aside the world's distressing cares at sunset, to wipe his moistened brow, and "homeward plod his weary way" to his cabin small and lowly, where glows this cheerful love in one dear breast, in one sweet face, is to the uncouth "ploughman" a joy, a comfort, which many a prince doth envy.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • When he had visited me at the farm, elegant as he was, I had contrasted him unfavourably with the absent "ploughman," wondering that language had only provided one word, "man," by which to designate two creatures so different.

    The Late Miss Hollingford

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