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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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A knowledgeable mechanic, he restored a rare David Brown plough, thought to be one of only six left in the UK.
In many ways it is more convenient than a tractor as it has space on the back to carry a small load, and it has a Hiab (a piece of lifting equipment), which means Bob is able to carry his trailer plough right on the back of the Unimog itself.
Hymns sung included For the Beauty of The Earth, For the Fruits of His Creation,We Plough The Fields and Scatter and JoanWoodall played the accordion for Farmer, Farmer Plough Your Field, which was so popular it was sung twice.
The plough was dressed with ribbons and beads and dragged to the doors of villagers where gifts of food, drink and money were collected.
A pair of Shire horses can plough approximately an acre a day but I am hoping to get through at least an acre an hour and raise as much money for the charity as possible.
Farmers donated candles and gifts at the church altar and by touring with the plough, they hoped the generosity of local folk would cover their outlay.
When I first hitched up the six-furrow plough, I think quite a few people expected me to fail," said Mr Hooson.
Despite attempts to trace and buy the plough during that time, the piece of vintage machinery remained elusive.
Instead, a celebration was held in which the plough was dressed with ribbons and beads and drawn through the village by the ploughmen.
But times have certainly changed as the use of oxen, and then horses to pull the plough, increased the depth and size of the furrow.
Inside the chapel there were two single-furrow hand-pulled ploughs, plus four different seed drills, including a fiddle drill for the hugely popular Blessing of the Plough service.
Mr Watkin, of Cefn Coch, Welshpool, who is due to represent Wales at the World Ploughing Championships in Austria this summer, will also demonstrate the society's new Kverneland two-furrow training plough.