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drove

1. a narrow irrigation channel
2. a chisel with a broad edge used for dressing stone

drove

A mason’s chisel having a blade from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad; a boaster.
References in classic literature ?
You must have seen old Kerick polishing off a drove.
Did I not tell you to come back, Senor Don Quixote; and that what you were going to attack were not armies but droves of sheep?
There I slew the last man and left him; then the Achaeans drove their horses back from Buprasium to Pylos and gave thanks to Jove among the gods, and among mortal men to Nestor.
As they drove into the confusion, boat banging boat, Harvey's ears tingled at the comments on his rowing.
Who drove the knife at me for thinking he might be Man?
Leaving the thumbless archer and his brood, the wayfarers struck through the scattered huts of Emery Down, and out on to the broad rolling heath covered deep in ferns and in heather, where droves of the half-wild black forest pigs were rooting about amongst the hillocks.
The droves of kine and wide herds of goats and flocks of fleecy sheep, if she will, she increases from a few, or makes many to be less.