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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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The extremely controversial policy regarding council properties started during the Thatcher era where council properties were sold off for massive profits and the money from the sale of all the council properties was not ploughed back into building new council properties.
Wood, who is chief executive of the Rugby Football League and vicechairman of the International Federation, says the profit will be ploughed back into the international game.
The latest figure marks the highest quarterly net injection of housing equity recorded in the Bank of England's series, which goes back to 1970, as well as the 21st consecutive quarterly net injection of cash as the flow of mortgage lending remains weaker than the amounts of money being ploughed back.
"So it is frustrating to realise how much of our earnings are ploughed back into our job."
When you think of the hundreds of billions of profit which should have been ploughed back into the public purse, you see the Tories for what they are.
At The Stickle Barn all staff will be Trust employees and the profits ploughed back into the pub and nearby Trust-owned facilities.
The money will be ploughed back into the playing budget to strengthen manager Anthony Hudson's ambitions to get back into the Football League.
Winter certainly played its part in worsening the condition of the roads but regular maintenance is surely key to improvement So it is perhaps timely to discover how much of the money motorists are paying out in parking charges and fines is ploughed back into Highways maintenance.
COUNCIL-OWNED farmland in Wales is being sold off to balance the books with little cash ploughed back in to improve the existing stock.
It also states in "the regeneration game" tens of millions being ploughed back into communities across the borough then details two areas - Redcar and its infamous pie in the sky and Eston.
"We organise bingo session on Mondays, raffles each week, with all the money ploughed back into the group, and saving schemes of 50p a week to give members a small present each Christmas," said organiser Theresa Lacey.
Deputy chief fire officer Kevin Barry said the plan would save pounds 1m to be ploughed back into saving lives.