Dragon skins hung in some parish churches and ploughing regularly turned up elf arrows, little-worked flints of great delicacy.
I myself longed to get off the steamer and get into one of the numerous sailboats that were ploughing through the dashing waves.
Digging, ploughing, fishing, toil of every kind was unnecessary.
It would be ploughing the flowering earth after this, I thought.
The ploughing is very shallow; but nature does all in France.
Were they mining coal or building ships, catching fish or ploughing furrows in God's green earth?
Still, you have to get it out by ploughing, and not by making theories.
Harvest-home had gone, and the "fall" ploughing was forward.
A great proportion of the ploughing is performed by horse labor.
It will be remembered that these were produced by the practice of always turning the sod downhill in the ploughing.
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.)