Consider, for example, whether it makes sense to plow ever-greater sums into college educations if wages are stagnant?
We all know you only plow into trees and fire hydrants if your wife is coming after you with a nine-iron.
The horse has always been a tool for man, whether it was tied to a plow or pulling a carriage.
Think the Frogtown settlers rinsed their tonsils with something that was “too wet to plow and too thick to drink”?
The only thing left is to tie her to the bed with plow line, but he wants her father to help him do it.
A better way is not to keep land down in grass long at a time, and, when under the plow, manure thoroughly.
How deep to plow, how to cultivate this land, few of them knew.
Finally he found work in a plow store at a salary of six hundred dollars a year.
She had put her hand to the plow, and she must go on with it.
The plow passes along on both sides of the rows, just near enough for the wing to fairly reach the tap-root, which it severs.
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)