plough

Part of speech: verb

To break up with a plow; work with a plow; cultivate.

Part of speech: noun

An implement for breaking up or turning over the soil; agriculture.

Part of speech: noun

Plowboy, ploughboy.

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Usage examples "plough":

  1. Perhaps, ladies, though you have not as yet put your own hands to the plough that shall open the way for you to a place among the heavenly host, you may like to see my account?" - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  2. Large dies may be inserted for various kinds of forming and welding, such as making plough- shares and other articles, which require that the operation be commenced with a light tap, and increased to a heavy blow at the will of the operator. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. Do not ask us to again plough the hard earth. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.