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plow Idioms & Phrases


Buggy plow

  • a plow, or set of plows, having a seat for the driver; called also sulky plow.
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Drill plow, ∨ Drill plough

  • a sort plow for sowing grain in drills.
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Gang cultivator, Gang plow

  • a cultivator or plow in which several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make two or more furrows at the same time.
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Gang plow

  • . See Gang cultivator (above).
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Ice plow

  • a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc. , into cakes suitable for storing. U. S.
  • a large tool for grooving and cutting ice.
Webster 1913

lister plow

  • noun moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow
    middlebreaker; middle buster; lister; lister plough.
WordNet

Mackerel plow

  • an instrument for creasing the sides of lean mackerel to improve their appearance. Knight.
Webster 1913

moldboard plow

  • noun plow that has a moldboard
    mouldboard plough.
WordNet

Pillow of a plow

  • a crosspiece of wood which serves to raise or lower the beam.
Webster 1913

plow ahead

  • verb proceed (with a plan of action)
    go ahead.
    • He went ahead with the project
WordNet
  • to continue in spite of obstacles or resistence by others. Often used in a bad sense, meaning to continue obstinately in spite of the contrary advice of others.
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Plow alms

  • a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the church. Cowell.
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Plow beam

  • that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See Beam, n., 9.
Webster 1913

plow horse

  • noun a horse used to pull a plow
    plough horse.
WordNet

Plow Monday

  • the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of Christmas holidays.
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Plow staff

  • . (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff . (b) A plow handle.
Webster 1913

plow through

  • to execute a difficult or laborious task steadily, esp. one containing many parts; as, he plowed through the stack of correspondence until all had been answered.
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Snow plow

  • a structure, usually Λ-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive.
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Steam plowplough

  • a plow, or gang of plows, moved by a steam engine.
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Subsoil plow

  • a plow having a share and standard but no moldboard. It follows in the furrow made by an ordinary plow, and loosens the soil to an additional depth without bringing it to the surface. Knight.
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Swing plow, ∨ Swing plough

  • . (a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam. (b) A reversible or sidehill plow.
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To plow in

  • to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.
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To plow up

  • to turn out of the ground by plowing.
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Trench plow, ∨ Trench plough

  • a kind of plow for opening land to a greater depth than that of common furrows.
Webster 1913

trench-plow

Trench"-plow", Trench"-plough` transitive verb (Also<
  • Trench-plow
  • Trench-plough
)
Definitions
  1. To plow with deep furrows, for the purpose of loosening the land to a greater depth than usual.
Webster 1913

Wheel plow, ∨ Wheel plough

  • a plow having one or two wheels attached, to render it more steady, and to regulate the depth of the furrow.
Webster 1913

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