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Ard vs. Plough

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Ardnoun

A simple plough consisting of a spike dragged through the soil.

Ploughnoun

A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.

‘The horse-drawn plough had a tremendous impact on agriculture.’;

Ploughnoun

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Ploughnoun

alternative form of ploughland|nodot=1, an alternative name for a carucate or hide.

Ploughnoun

A joiner's plane for making grooves.

Ploughnoun

A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.

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Ploughverb

(transitive) To use a plough on to prepare for planting.

‘I've still got to plough that field.’;

Ploughverb

(intransitive) To use a plough.

‘Some days I have to plough from sunrise to sunset.’;

Ploughverb

To have sex with.

Ploughverb

To move with force.

‘Trucks plowed through the water to ferry flood victims to safety.’;

Ploughverb

To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in.

Ploughverb

(nautical) To run through, as in sailing.

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Ploughverb

(bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plough.

Ploughverb

(joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.

Ploughverb

To fail (a student).

Ploughnoun

See Plow.

Ploughnoun

a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

Ploughnoun

a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

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Ploughverb

move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil;

‘The ship plowed through the water’;

Ploughverb

to break and turn over earth especially with a plow;

‘Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week’; ‘turn the earth in the Spring’;

Plough

A plough or plow (US; both ) is a farm tool for loosening or turning the soil before sowing seed or planting. Ploughs were traditionally drawn by oxen and horses, but in modern farms are drawn by tractors.

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