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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(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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He said: "What makes a good plougher? Dedication and the will to win.
SOME of the country's top ploughers were in championship action on Anglesey at the weekend - a signal that the island is fighting back after foot and mouth.
In spring, he follows the ploughers and sowers; in summer and autumn, he accompanies those gathering the grapes'.
The contributions to this volume have been translated into English quite well on the whole, although one might quibble about such things as that something "did not suit her whatsoever," or that someone "dropped writing," or that there was a "family of ploughers," and so on.
Navpa (Northern Area Vintage Ploughing Association) held its annual ploughing match at Alnmouth on Sunday September 10 to select the ploughers to compete in the 2007 British Championships.
For the first timer Irish ploughers will be in action on Saturday at the Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society match at the island's Bodorgan estate.
"The gritters are out, the ploughers are out, but we stress please do not go out in your motor vehicle unless your journey is essential."