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 for Harrow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harrow \Har"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harrowed
     (h[a^]r"r[-o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Harrowing.] [OE. harowen,
     harwen; cf. Dan. harve. See Harrow, n.]
     1. To draw a harrow over, as for the purpose of breaking
        clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed; as,
        to harrow land.
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              Will he harrow the valleys after thee? --Job xxxix.
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     2. To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate;
        to torment or distress; to vex.
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              My aged muscles harrowed up with whips. --Rowe.
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              I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word
              Would harrow up thy soul.             --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harrow \Har"row\ (h[a^]r"r[-o]), n. [OE. harowe, harwe, AS.
     hearge; cf. D. hark rake, G. harke, Icel. herfi harrow, Dan.
     harve, Sw. harf. [root]16.]
     1. An implement of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of
        timber or metal crossing each other, and set with iron or
        wooden teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and
        break the clods, to stir the soil and make it fine, or to
        cover seed when sown.
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     2. (Mil.) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow
        upside down, the frame being buried.
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     Bush harrow, a kind of light harrow made of bushes, for
        harrowing grass lands and covering seeds, or to finish the
        work of a toothed harrow.
     Drill harrow. See under 6th Drill.
     Under the harrow, subjected to actual torture with a
        toothed instrument, or to great affliction or oppression.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harrow \Har"row\, interj. [OF. harau, haro; fr. OHG. hara, hera,
     herot, or fr. OS. herod hither, akin to E. here.]
     Help! Halloo! An exclamation of distress; a call for succor;
     -- the ancient Norman hue and cry. "Harrow and well away!"
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           Harrow! alas! here lies my fellow slain. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harrow \Har"row\, v. t. [See Harry.]
     To pillage; to harry; to oppress. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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           Meaning thereby to harrow his people.    --Bacon
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil
      v 1: draw a harrow over (land) [syn: harrow, disk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "harrow":
     afflict, agonize, ail, backset, badger, bait, bedevil, bite,
     bloody, burn, chafe, claw, cog, comb, convulse, crag, crucify,
     cultivate, culture, cut, dab, delve, devil, dig, distress, drag,
     dress, dub, equalize, even, excruciate, fallow, fang, fertilize,
     fester, flatten, force, fret, gall, give pain, gnaw, grade, grate,
     grease, grind, gripe, heckle, hector, hoe, hurt, impale, inflame,
     inflict pain, irritate, jag, kill by inches, lacerate, lancinate,
     lay, level, list, lubricate, macerate, martyr, martyrize, mow,
     mulch, needle, nip, oil, pain, peak, pecten, pester, pierce, pinch,
     plane, planish, plaster, plow, prick, projection,
     prolong the agony, prune, punish, put to torture, rack, rake,
     rankle, rasp, ratchet, rip, rub, savage, sawtooth, scarify, shave,
     smooth, smooth down, smooth out, snag, snaggle, spade, spire,
     sprocket, spur, stab, steeple, sting, tantalize, tease, thin,
     thin out, till, till the soil, tooth, torment, torture, try, tweak,
     twist, weed, weed out, work, wound, wring

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. harits), a tribulum or sharp threshing sledge; a frame
     armed on the under side with rollers or sharp spikes (2 Sam.
     12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3).
       Heb. verb _sadad_, to harrow a field, break its clods (Job
     39:10; Isa. 28:4; Hos. 10: 11). Its form is unknown. It may have
     resembled the instrument still in use in Egypt.

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