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Furrowed Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    furrowed adj : having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile" [ant: unfurrowed]
Furrowed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Furrow \Fur"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furrowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Furrowing.] [From Furrow, n.; cf. AS. fyrian.]
  1. To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea. --Shak.
  2. To mark with channels or with wrinkles. Thou canst help time to furrow me with age. --Shak. Fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears. --Byron.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Furrowed'

The plough (American spelling: plow; both pronounced /ˈplaʊ/) is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. The primary purpose of ploughing is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops, allowing them to break down. It also aerates the soil, and allows it to hold moisture better. In modern use, a ploughed field is typically left to dry out, and is then harrowed before planting.

Ploughs were initially pulled by oxen, and later in many areas by horses (generally draught horses) and mules. In industrialised countries, the first mechanical means of pulling a plough used steam-powered (ploughing engines or steam tractors), but these were gradually superseded by internal-combustion-powered tractors. In the past two decades plough use has reduced in some areas (where soil damage and erosion are problems), in favour of shallower ploughing and other less invasive tillage techniques.

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  • Furrowed brows Kathleen Wynne at plowing match
    IVY, ONT. — The political urban-rural divide ran through the centre of the International Plowing Match on Tuesday. Premier Kathleen Wynne and her almost entirely urban Liberal caucus were heckled by visitors to the opening day of the annual fair. “You guys are all from Toronto,” yelled a man from the Sarnia area, who refused to give his name‎, as the Liber Read more on this news related to 'Furrowed'
  • Why Everyone Makes the Same Angry Face
    If you see someone with a furrowed brow, pursed lips and flared nostrils, it's easy to tell they're angry. Each of the seven facial muscle groups involved in creating an angry expression contract in a way that makes an angry person look physically stronger to other people, compared to the same face without the muscle contractions, the study showed. However Read more on this news related to 'Furrowed'
  • The call of the midway: For some, it's a family affair
    His face is furrowed with deep, tanned wrinkles and a toothy smile. His eyes flash with the excitement of a 5-year-old as Israel Murrietta describes the start of his last 33 years working as a "carny" with traveling amusement and carnival shows. Read more on this news related to 'Furrowed'

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