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

  Plough \Plough\, n. & v.
     See Plow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\ (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS.
     pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh,
     Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug',
     Lith. plugas.]
     1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or
        other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for
        bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil
        for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining
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              Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow.
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     2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. --Johnson.
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     3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.]
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              Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
                                                    --Tale of
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     4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
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     5. (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the
        edges of books.
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     6. (Astron.) Same as Charles's Wain.
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     Ice plow, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds,
        etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]
     Mackerel plow. See under Mackerel.
     Plow alms, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the
        church. --Cowell.
     Plow beam, that part of the frame of a plow to which the
        draught is applied. See Beam, n., 9.
     Plow Monday, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of
        Christmas holidays.
     Plow staff.
        (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning
            the plowshare; a paddle staff.
        (b) A plow handle.
     Snow plow, a structure, usually [Lambda]-shaped, for
        removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or
        driven by a horse or a locomotive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\ (plou), v. i.
     To labor with, or as with, a plow; to till or turn up the
     soil with a plow; to prepare the soil or bed for anything.
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           Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ?   --Isa. xxviii.
     [1913 Webster] Plowable

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plowed
     (ploud) or Ploughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Plowing or
     1. To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till
        with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow
        a field.
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     2. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run
        through, as in sailing.
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              Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up
              With her prepared nails.              --Shak.
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              With speed we plow the watery way.    --Pope.
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     3. (Bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a
        book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
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     4. (Joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge
        of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive
        the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a
        tongue, etc.
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     To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.
     To plow up, to turn out of the ground by plowing.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa
           Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's
           Wain, Wain, Wagon]
      2: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil
         and cut a furrow prior to sowing [syn: plow, plough]
      v 1: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or
           going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"
           [syn: plow, plough]
      2: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer
         Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in
         the Spring" [syn: plow, plough, turn]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     first referred to in Gen. 45:6, where the Authorized Version has
     "earing," but the Revised Version "ploughing;" next in Ex. 34:21
     and Deut. 21:4. The plough was originally drawn by oxen, but
     sometimes also by asses and by men. (See AGRICULTURE.)

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