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bull tongue

noun

  1. a plow having a vertical moldboard, used in cultivating cotton.


bull tongue

noun

  1. a heavy plough used in growing cotton, having an almost vertical mouldboard
  2. a plough or cultivator with a single shovel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bull tongue1

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Example Sentences

(b) A scooter or "bull-tongue" is a strip of iron used in opening the furrow for the cotton seed.

The common plow was a “bull-tongue,” which has aptly been described as “hardly more than a sharpened stick with a metal rim.”

This Mexican bull tongue plow has an iron shoe on the point and it closely resembles Spanish plows of the 16th century.

They are of the bull-tongue variety, and are sometimes drawn by oxen.

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