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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of plough.

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Examples

  • The zumeendars of Poknapoor are Kunojee Brahmins, who tell me that they can do almost everything in husbandry save holding their own ploughs: they can drive their own harrows and carts, reap their own crops, and winnow and tread out their own corn; but if they once condescend to _hold their own ploughs_ they sink in grade, and have to pay twice as much as they now pay for wives for their sons from the same families, and take half of what they now take for their daughters from the same families, into which they now marry them.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • But Martin ploughs on: Stevie went through all the songs.

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • The rebuke which Christ gave him for this request (v. 62): No man, having put his hand to the plough, and designing to make good work of his ploughing, will look back, or look behind him, for then he makes balks with his plough, and the ground he ploughs is not fit to be sown; so thou, if thou hast a design to follow me and to reap the advantages of those that do so, yet if thou lookest back to a worldly life again and hankerest after that, if thou lookest back as Lot's wife did to

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • All week the snow ploughs have been trawling our rural roads keeping them free of ice and snow, for safety reasons round here the ploughs are always doubled manned (two staff stuck in a ditch is safer than one?.)

    The Big Rock Candy Mountain. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Their ploughs are a straight piece of timber, five feet long and eight inches thick, mortised for two other pieces of timber, one to be fitted to the beam, by which the oxen draw, and another to the handle, by which the man holds the plough.

    Pattie's Personal Narrative, 1824--1830

  • Gliricidia is also used for preparation of farm tools such as ploughs, pruning aids and in animal feeds or in the control of ticks.

    1. Multistoried Sequential Cropping: The Cavite Model

  • So, I write my people heart-to-heart talks about refugees and wounded, and what kind of ploughs the Servian peasants use, and that St. Paul wrote his letters to the Thessalonians from the same hotel where I write mine; and I tell 'em to pronounce Salonika

    The Lost Road

  • The idea came from a historic tradition where workers would bring the tools of their trade such as ploughs to be blessed on the first Monday after people return to work following Christmas.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • In those societies that relied on ploughs to prepare the ground, women are today less likely work outside the home, be elected to parliament or run businesses, the groups states.

    The root of inequality? It's down to whether you ploughed or hoed...

  • In their research, the economists found a major difference between women's roles in societies that were descended from farming communities that used ploughs and those whose ancestors used hoes.

    The root of inequality? It's down to whether you ploughed or hoed...

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