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Plowing Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    plowing n : tilling the land with a plow; "he hired someone to do the plowing for him" [syn: ploughing]
Plowing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plowed (ploud) or Ploughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Plowing or Ploughing.]
  1. To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow a field.
  2. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing. Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up With her prepared nails. --Shak. With speed we plow the watery way. --Pope.
  3. (Bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
  4. (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. To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.

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  • Contour plowing: Contour plowing (or contour ploughing) or contour farming is the farming practice of plowing across a slope following its elevation ...
  • Plowing the Dark: Plowing the Dark (2000) is a novel by American writer Richard Powers . ... External links : net/novels_plowing_the_dark. editions of Plowing the Dark. ...
  • Grant Wood's "Fall Plowing" Rural Historic Landscape District: Grant Wood's "Fall Plowing" Rural Historic Landscape District is a 123 | acre | adj on historic district near Viola, Iowa . A date of ...
  • An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep: An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep was an Act of the Parliament of Ireland (citation 10 & 11 Chas ...

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* The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. - Frederick Douglas

* If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs. - William Faulkner

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