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plowboy

[plou-boi] /ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a boy who leads or guides a team drawing a plow.
2.
a country boy.
Origin of plowboy
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; plow + boy
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  • It is no easy thing to be mayor and I wish I was a plowboy in the country!

  • If a soldier fights no better than a plowboy, off with his red coat.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • He cut off a couple of pounds of raw bacon and put it in my pocket together with a "bait" of plowboy tobacco.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Ideas raise the plowboy to president, and constitute the primal element of the success of men and nations.

  • And while that was not saying much for the plowboy, it was saying a good deal to the dignitary.

    The Greatest English Classic Cleland Boyd McAfee
  • Robert Burns was fully as unlettered and as rustic a plowboy as could be desired to prove the mighty miracle of genius.

    The Shakespearean Myth Appleton Morgan
  • Then he went to bed, and whether from the widow's blessing, or the air of the place, he slept like a plowboy.

    Christie Johnstone Charles Reade
  • The plowboy shouted in the sun, and in the purple new- turned furrows flocks of birds hunted for fat worms.

  • There was a plowboy, Dick, who sometimes came into our field to pluck blackberries from the hedge.

    Black Beauty Anna Sewell
  • The faithless Mirabel had broken his engagement, and the plowboy was the herald of misfortune who brought his apology.

    I Say No Wilkie Collins

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