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plowshare

[plou-shair] /ˈplaʊˌʃɛər/
noun
1.
the cutting part of the moldboard of a plow; share.
Origin of plowshare
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, plowshare is from the Middle English word plowghschare. See plow, share2
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n.

late 14c., from plow + share (n.2). To beat swords into plowshares is from Isaiah ii:4.

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