plowshare

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plowshare a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plowshare The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plowshare The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the ground at the bottom of the furrow, and raises the slice to the mold-board, which turns it over; the sock of a plow. See first cut under plow.
    • n plowshare In anatomy, the vomer.
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Usage

In literature:

Less than these fierce plowshares would not have stirred the stubborn soil.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Some see a Plowshare; others more familiarly call this figure the Dipper.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
I have already again and again pressed on your attention the beginning of the arts of men in the make and use of the plowshare.
"Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture" by John Ruskin
Somebody must have hit you on the head with an ax when you were standing on a plowshare and broke your arches down.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The weight, in the form of a plowshare, was made from swords condemned by the War Department.
"Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology" by Margaret Brown Klapthor
At this moment the sun hides his radiant head in the far-distant seas; the farmer turns upward his plowshares and hastens to his cottage.
"Sielanka: An Idyll" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
We used to force the big plowshare through and cut grubs as big as my wrist.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
The plowshare and the pruning-hook are our symbols.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
The hand of man had not chiseled the virgin soil with plowshare, nor riveted its surface with post and rail.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
She's walkin' on red-hot plowshares and never squealin'.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In news:

"He taught me all I know," Kellerman said as he flipped the switch on the trip hammer to demonstrate his blacksmithing technique on a plowshare.
Photo by Courtesy of "Disarm Now Trident Plowshares Action".
Former New York club king Eric Goode and " 60 Minutes " correspondent Lesley Stahl had to dodge armed poachers in Madagascar to find some of the last remaining Plowshare tortoises in the.
Thank you for your thoughtful commentary about the Plowshares action at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge in July.
Plowshares coated with the same diamond-like carbon material used to protect computer hard disks could allow farmers to save on fuel costs and improve the quality of their soils, according to German researchers.
"Our fans are punks and preachers," says Plowshares front man David Earl Tomlinson.
Evidence photos of the protests by Transform Now Plowshares at Y-12.
Photo by Courtesy of Transform Now Plowshares.
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