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 for plow
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 farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the
           soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing [syn: plow,
      v 1: 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]
      2: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This
         book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western
         Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
         [syn: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address]
      3: 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "plow":
     all-crop harvester, backset, baler, bank, bean harvester,
     beet harvester, binder, break, breaker, canal, canalize, carve,
     cast plow, chamfer, channel, chisel, combine, corrugate,
     cotton picker, crab, crack, crimp, cultivate, cultivator, culture,
     cut, dado, delve, dig, dike, dip, disk, disk harrow, disk plow,
     ditch, drag, dress, drill, drill plow, engrave, fallow, feather,
     fertilize, fishtail, flute, force, four-bottom plow, furrow,
     gang plow, gash, goffer, gouge, grain harvester, groove, grub hook,
     gully, harrow, harvester, haymaker, header, hoe, hoe drill, incise,
     list, lister, lister cultivator, loop, middlebreaker,
     moldboard plow, mulch, peg-tooth harrow, planter, pleat,
     plow drill, porpoise, prairie breaker, press drill, prune,
     pull out, pull up, push down, rabbet, rake, ridge, rifle, roll,
     rotary plow, rut, scooter, score, scratch, seed plow, seeder,
     shovel plow, sideslip, skid, slit, snap machine, spade, spin,
     spiral, sprayer, spring-tooth harrow, stag gang, streak, striate,
     stunt, subsoil plow, sulky lister, sulky plow, swather,
     swivel plow, tedder, thin, thin out, thrasher, three-bottom plow,
     thresher, threshing machine, till, till the soil, trench,
     trench plow, trough, turn, turn over, turnplow, two-bottom plow,
     undulate, vineyard plow, walking plow, weed, weed out, windrower,
     work, wrinkle, yaw

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PLOW, n.  An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the

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