You agree there is some show of reason for letting in these gangs of hoers?
Those who have seen our turnip fields in early summer, with the hoers at their work, will understand our reference.
The hoers stop work only long enough to eat their poor fare standing,—and poor fare indeed it is.
The intermission of labor was one hour and a half to hoers and pickers, and two hours to the ploughmen.
mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.