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ploughman

/ˈplaʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who ploughs, esp using horses
2.
any farm labourer
Derived Forms
ploughmanship, especially (US) plowmanship, noun
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  • But let Celebrity stand there and enjoy her hour; to-morrow the ploughman will come.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Have you never seen one ploughman from the heights, or one shepherd from the valleys?

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • I thought of ploughman Burns as I listened to blacksmith Burritt.

    Captains of Industry James Parton
  • Half an hour later he met a ploughman, riding one of his team to the fields.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • A ploughman who contrived to gallop ten miles for him did not get home for a week.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Now he was a ploughman (spring), now a fisherman (summer), now a reaper (autumn).

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • "Oh, it is a clock that a gentleman made me a present of," said the ploughman.

  • She refused me because I was not rich, not 'in society,' and a ploughman's son.

    A True Friend Adeline Sergeant
  • The ploughman is guiding the plough, so as to keep the furrows straight.

    A Horse Book Mary Tourtel
  • A ploughman is not an ignorant man because he does not know how to read.

    The Young Man's Guide

    William A. Alcott

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