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 for Plow alms
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
        plow.
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              Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow.
                                                    --Dryden.
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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
                                                    Gamelyn.
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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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