esp US plowshare
Examples from the Web for ploughshare
The bridegroom carries a ploughshare, and the bride a small pot containing conji (rice gruel).Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Auruncans and Rutulians sow on it, work the stiff hills with the ploughshare, and pasture them where they are roughest.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
It is only the ploughshare that cleaves the soil; but to effect this, other parts of the plough are requisite.The City of God, Volume II|Aurelius Augustine
This was succeeded by a sensation of having my nose converted into a ploughshare, and that was instantly followed by oblivion!The Big Otter|R.M. Ballantyne
The barracks have crumpled into dust, and the ploughshare has passed over the promenade of the sentinel.