backfurrow

backfurrow

[′bak‚fər·ō]
(agriculture)
To plow by throwing or turning together the first two furrows that were plowed, leaving clear furrows on the side.
(civil engineering)
In an excavation procedure, the first cut made on undisturbed land.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In contrast, Godfrey Dell Eaton, in Backfurrow (1925), describes life in a poor farm region of Michigan as one of stupidity, beastliness, and bitterness.