Definition of plough in English:
- The strip shape of these plots suggests that they were ploughed with a heavy plough with a fixed mould board.
- We could spend a lot of time talking about precision adjustments for plows, tillage implements, grain drills, and combines.
- But like those in the first, they sow this new seed in traditional furrows and with traditional plows.
- Thankfully, she'd parked in his wide driveway so no one would have to worry about a plow sideswiping her car during the night.
- There were a few cars, a plough clearing the parking areas and a sign reading ‘look around you and you can see all sorts of wild plants and animals’.
- A Bradford Council highways spokesman said the snowploughs would be able to drive over the Burley Woodhead speed bumps, but would have to raise their plough blade to get over the humps.
- In the plough, your body is bent forward; this stretches your entire spine, particularily your cervical vertebrae and shoulders.
- Yoga is so fashionable it seems absolutely everyone is doing the dog, the cat, the cobra and the plough.
- The plow pose reduces backache and can help you get to sleep.
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- With each spell of rain, farmers plough the fields to prevent weeds from growing.
- If he decides to plough an area that has not been treated in the past ten years, he must consult with Duchas.
- Another major emitter of pollution is farming, which releases carbon dioxide when the earth is ploughed and during other activities.
- Makes it a bit hard to plough a straight line when you can't see anything.
- A rogue wind ploughs furrows across the Sound of Mull.
- He still ploughs with the same enthusiasm of the man who ploughed that first furrow over a half a century ago.
- The ship plowed the water, its broad sail bellying before the breeze, the crew enjoying their vacation from the oars.
- Going back to her tiny quarters, she fell quickly asleep as the ship ploughed its way through the waters of the Atlantic under sullen skies.
- The boat herself will tell you how to use the wind and how to plough the waters!
- ‘There are ferns on every farm and farmers are ploughing them up every day,’ he declared.
- Even today, farmers in Belgium and Northern France plough up an annual ‘iron harvest’ of unexploded shells from World War I, and occasional deaths do result.
- She died in hospital from the injuries she suffered when three vehicles ploughed into the car on a busy dual carriageway near Malton.
- Each time a car ploughs through the hedge, Mr Painter is left with the bill to fix it, which can cost up to £1,000.
- However, while trying to improve his position, Chevrolet driver Alain Menu hit him on the second lap, causing Jaeger to run out of road and plough through the gravel.
- I'm still plowing through the Anita Blake books - I'm near the end of book five tonight, and I have every intention of finishing it.
- I'm still plowing through the boxes of stuff, and came across a book I swiped from my parents' shelf: a ‘Red Primer for Children and Diplomats.’
- Tomaz continued, alone, plowing through waist-high snowdrifts, to the 26,504-foot summit.
- She took a breath and plowed on, despite her mind's pleas to stop talking.
- He will plough on with the inevitable consequence of more and more soldiers dead.
- So I'm going to do what I always do and just plow on through and fix things as I see they need fixing.
- It would probably take them a week to be able to shovel out a snowplow so it can plow the main roads, never mind the secondary streets.
- The road is plowed all winter so one can park a vehicle within 20 meters of the climbs.
- I'm quite snowed in, because the street is not plowed, so it's a good day to plow through those exams.
late Old English plōh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ploeg and German Pflug. The spelling plough became common in England in the 18th century; earlier (16th–17th cents) the noun was normally spelled plough, the verb plow.
The spelling plough did not become common until the 18th century. Before that only the noun was normally spelled this way, and the verb was plow, which is still the US spelling for both noun and verb. A staple of the pub lunchtime menu is the ploughman's lunch, a cold meal consisting of bread and cheese usually served with pickle and salad. This is not the traditional rural snack it might seem. The first recorded use of the term can be traced back only to 1960, though two years before that the same kind of thing was being given a similar name in The Times: ‘In a certain inn today you have only to say, “Ploughboy's Lunch, please,” and for a shilling there is bread and cheese and pickled onions to go with your pint’. And over a century earlier we find this curious pre-echo: ‘The surprised poet swung forth to join them, with an extemporized sandwich, that looked like a ploughman's luncheon, in his hand’ (John Lockhart, Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, 1837).
plough a lonely (or one's own) furrow
- Follow a course of action in which one is isolated or in which one can act independently: it is more sensible for the college as a whole to act than for individual departments to plough a lonely furrowMore example sentences
- Many collectors are fiercely independent and plough their own furrow.
- They're so divorced from any other music right now, plowing their own furrow, yet still intimately connected to the fabric of contemporary culture.
- A latecomer to rugby, he has always ploughed his own furrow.
put (or set) one's hand to the plough
- Embark on a task: she needed a rest, but she had set her hand to the plough[with biblical allusion to Luke 9:62]More example sentences
- There is no room for nostalgia, no looking back once we have put our hand to the plough.
- The farmer put his hand to the plough to find brides for lonely country men.
plough something in/back
- Plough grass or other material into the soil to enrich it: clover was grown to plough in as green manureMore example sentences
- Once the work is done, the mulch can be plowed in and grass can be planted.
- In 1933 alone, $100 million was paid out to cotton farmers to plough their crop back into the ground!
- Many cereal growers instead of baling straw chopped it up and ploughed it in as prices were poor.
- 1.1Invest money in a business or reinvest profits in the enterprise producing them: savings made through greater efficiency will be ploughed back into the serviceMore example sentences
- If we fail to raise enough and they can't find a suitable private finance partner, no doubt we'll lose that money too and it will be ploughed in to pay for someone else's hospital.
- She has been using a sports psychologist and almost all her prize money has been ploughed back into helping her career.
- Camelot, which has ploughed thousands in lottery profits into the four in which Pinsent and Cracknell will now row, may have stumbled on a bonanza of big-screen proportions.
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- The ground had become so thoroughly dry and hard that it would require a good long soaking rain to make it anything like ploughable.
- Inspite of Shamu's repeated reminders that the land is not ploughable due to heavy rocks, she persists.
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- Experts say they're largely poorly run, barely capable of providing food at subsistence level for just the new plowers of the soil.
- In recent times Laois ploughers have made a name for themselves not just locally but also on the national scene.
- Mr. Carnegie, the City's supervisor of winter control in the area where Mr. Winter fell, acknowledged that the City plowers and sanders do not inspect the sidewalk and pay attention to the build up of debris.
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