bull tongue


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bull tongue a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields
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In literature:

He is a broad-faced, bull-necked, young butcher, with rough red cheeks, an ill-conditioned mind, and an injurious tongue.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
See, the bull's tongue is already out.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
Being taken aback I made no answer, but William Bull, who, if a rough fellow, had a tongue in his head and a ready wit, spoke up for me.
"The Virgin of the Sun" by H. R. Haggard
Having cut out the tongues from the two bulls, we turned homeward to breakfast.
"The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
The bull jerked up his head, his eyes injected, his tongue rolling out.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
At these the bull eagerly snatches with its tongue, and swallows them in a moment.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
Bull listened to the babel of tongues while his men watched for any act that might come.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
She scarcely understood two words of English, but the actor's genius struck her home through the bull's-hide target of an unknown tongue.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
The bulls' mouths are open, their tongues hang out, and saliva drools out in streams.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
I had the tongue from between his teeth in a twinkling; and proceeding to the other bull, I finished the operations I had commenced upon him.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
I kin ride, wrastle, drive a bull team ag'in ary man from the States, an' I got the gift o' tongues.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
And as a bull bellows, so he, after a short minute at gaze, gave tongue to the stars.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
The common plow was a "bull-tongue," which has aptly been described as "hardly more than a sharpened stick with a metal rim.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
A monster with the head and tongue of a bull, but with the chest of a man, could roar no better than that!
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
They were the ravings of a jealous and evil-tongued woman, Calf of a Black Bull.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
The bull stood motionless, lowering his head, with his tongue protruding.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The two bull tongues shown are for use in heavy soils or when deeper digging is necessary.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer

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