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Plowshare   /plˈaʊʃˌeɪr/   Listen

A sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil.  Synonyms: ploughshare, share.

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"Plowshare" Quotes from Famous Books

... up a little of the subsoil, at each plowing—not more than an inch—in order that the soil may gradually be deepened. In plowing sod it will be well to have the plow fitted with a coulter, which turns a miniature furrow ahead of the plowshare, thus covering under all sods and grass and getting them out of the way of harrows and other tools to be used later. In plowing under tall-growing green manures, like rye, a heavy chain is hung from the evener to the ...
— Home Vegetable Gardening • F. F. Rockwell

... his strong right arm for work, While the quick flames mounted high; And he sang, "Hurrah for my handiwork!" And the red sparks lit the air— "Not alone for the blade was the bright steel made"— And he fashioned the first plowshare. ...
— The Elson Readers, Book 5 • William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck

... them the Seven Oxen, the "oxen of the celestial pastures," from which the word septentrion (septem triones, seven oxen of labor) is derived. Some see a Plowshare; others more familiarly call this figure the Dipper. As it rotates round the pole, its outline varies with ...
— Astronomy for Amateurs • Camille Flammarion

Words linked to "Plowshare" :   moldboard plow, wedge, share, ploughshare, mouldboard plough

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