from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as turningplow.
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= -- Usually, the cultivation of the Peanut begins by first siding the rows with a turn-plow, small mould-board attached, by which the soil is thrown from the plants, and lapped into a small ridge in the middle of the balk.
The third plowing is commonly performed with the cultivator, but if the ground is rough, the turn-plow will answer better.
But should the crop get very grassy, (which should never be permitted), the turn-plow, with large mould-board attached, is used, in order to cover up as much of the grass as possible.
With us the first plowing is generally done with the turn-plow, with a small mould-board attached, throwing the earth into the balk.