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see plowplow
or plough,
agricultural implement used to cut furrows in and turn up the soil, preparing it for planting. The plow is generally considered the most important tillage tool.
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(US Big Dipper) A group of stars in Ursa Major that contains the seven brightest stars in that constellation, nearly all with similar apparent magnitudes (mv ), and has a very distinctive shape (see illustration). The seven stars are Alioth, Dubhe, Alcaid, Mizar, Merak (mv : 2.36), Phecda (mv : 2.43), and Megrez (mv : 3.31), in order of brightness. Alcaid and Dubhe have different values and directions of proper motion than the other five so that the shape of the Plough is slowly but continuously changing.

What does it mean when you dream about a plough?

The plough represents the cultivation of new ideas and new projects, tilling the soil for new growth and expansion.


A groove cut lengthwise with the grain in a piece of wood.
(mining engineering)
A continuous mining machine in which cutting blades, moved over the face being worked, bite into the coal as they are pulled along and discharge it on an accompanying conveyor.
A V-shaped scraper that presses against the return belt of a conveyor, removing coal and debris from it.

plow, plough

1. A carpenter’s plane which cuts grooves.
2. A router.
3.See groove.

router plane, plough, plow

router plane
A plane used for cutting and smoothing grooves which have their bottoms parallel to the surface; has a handle at each end and a centrally located cutting tool.


(esp US), plow
1. any of various similar implements, such as a device for clearing snow
2. a plane with a narrow blade for cutting grooves in wood


the. the group of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major
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No handling is allowed, only turning of the soil with the plough.
First to arrive was Joan and Allen Woodall from Brockholes, each driving a tractor with a plough attached.
The plough was bought and restored by neighbouring farmer Fred Ryle for Mr Hall to use, as a thank you for his years of help in matches.
Plough Sunday, an important date in the farming calendar, was the day work on the farm began again after the twelve days of Christmas.
Brynford enthusiast John Hooson demonstrated a six-furrow semi-mounted plough 46 years after its launch by manufacturer David Brown.
But he never dreamt that 64 years on he would be reunited with the same plough for his last ploughing event before retiring at the age of 77.
The island's enterprise agency Mentor MOn paid around pounds 2,5000 for the Norwegian-made Knevland plough.
Farmer's daughter Debbie Watson is preparing to plough a lonely furrow ( the only girl in a national skills competition.
John Hill and Simon Witty now plough for England at the 2004 World Ploughing Contest in Northern Ireland.
The next match is the National Ploughing Championships at Penrith on Saturday and Sunday where Ray Alderson is competing with a trailed plough and Raymond Edmondson a mounted plough for the Northumberland and Durham area.
ANGLESEY's farmers had never seen anything like it before - a steam plough cutting through the island's turf.
A rare plough, thought to be one of only six of its kind to have survived the last 60 years, was back among the furrows at Peepy Farm, Stocksfield, on Sunday in the hands of veteran ploughman George Hall.