I order a swing-top bottle of German beer, and then Erik and I plough through a couple liters of red wine.
The plough looks a bit glum, but she'll grow to like us presently.
The plough has hardly moved on before the crust begins to form again.
The wheel and the plough and the composite bread and cheese culture.
The other plough also no man is diligent to set forward, nor no man will hearken to it.
The spade and plough of the husbandman are constantly disinterring relics of high value to the antiquary and numismatist.
They are lords, and no labourers: but the devil is diligent at his plough.
In Fig. 121 is given the sketch of a plough plane with the names of the various parts lettered thereon.
Dark, rich soil where the plough had been, renewed with the richness of velvet.
He had inherited some of their characteristics, for his great grandfather had guided the plough.
late Old English plog, ploh "plow; plowland" (a measure of land equal to what a yoke of oxen could plow in a day), possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse plogr "plow," Swedish and Danish plog), from Proto-Germanic *plogo- (cf. Old Saxon plog, Old Frisian ploch "plow," Middle Low German ploch, Middle Dutch ploech, Dutch ploeg, Old High German pfluog, German Pflug), a late word in Germanic, of uncertain origin. Old Church Slavonic plugu, Lithuanian plugas "plow" are Germanic loan-words, as probably is Latin plovus, plovum "plow," a word said by Pliny to be of Rhaetian origin.
Replaced Old English sulh, cognate with Latin sulcus "furrow." As a name for the star pattern also known as the Big Dipper or Charles's Wain, it is attested by early 15c., perhaps early 14c. The three "handle" stars (in the Dipper configuration) generally are seen as the team of oxen pulling the plow, though sometimes they are the handle.
late 14c., from plow (n.). Transferred sense from 1580s. Related: Plowed; plowing.
To do the sex act with or to a woman; screw (1606+ and probably before)
first referred to in Gen. 45:6, where the Authorized Version has "earing," but the Revised Version "ploughing;" next in Ex. 34:21 and Deut. 21:4. The plough was originally drawn by oxen, but sometimes also by asses and by men. (See AGRICULTURE.)