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

  Paddle \Pad"dle\, n. [See Paddle, v. i.]
     1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a
        fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
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     2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made;
        hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a
        paddle, such as that used in table tennis.
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              Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon. --Deut.
                                                    xxiii. 13.
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     3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference
        of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
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     4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off
        water; -- also called clough.
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     5. (Zool.) A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
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     6. A paddle-shaped implement for stirring or mixing.
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     7. [In this sense prob. for older spaddle, a dim. of spade.]
        See Paddle staff (b), below. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Paddle beam (Shipbuilding), one of two large timbers
        supporting the spring beam and paddle box of a steam
     Paddle board. See Paddle, n., 3.
     Paddle shaft, the revolving shaft which carries the paddle
        wheel of a steam vessel.
     Paddle staff.
        (a) A staff tipped with a broad blade, used by mole
            catchers. [Prov. Eng.]
        (b) A long-handled spade used to clean a plowshare; --
            called also plow staff. [Prov. Eng.]
     Paddle steamer, a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels,
        in distinction from a screw propeller.
     Paddle wheel, the propelling wheel of a steam vessel,
        having paddles (or floats) on its circumference, and
        revolving in a vertical plane parallel to the vessel's
        [1913 Webster] paddlebox

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.
        [1913 Webster] Plow

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