Big Dipper: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
plow: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"
plow: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
plow: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
(ploughed) plowed: (of farmland) broken and turned over with a plow; "plowed fields"
(ploughing) plowing: tilling the land with a plow; "he hired someone to do the plowing for him"
The plough (American spelling: plow; both) is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. ...
The backstaff or back-quadrant, is a navigational instrument that was used to measure the altitude of a celestial body, in particular the sun or moon. When observing the sun, users kept the sun to their back (hence the name) and observed the shadow cast by the upper vane on a horizon vane.
A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting; A horse-drawn plow (as opposed to plow, used for the mechanical variety); An alternative name for Ursa Major or the Great Bear; To use a plough on to prepare for planting; To use a plough; to fuck, to ...
(ploughed) Turned over with the blade of a plough to create furrows (usually for planting crops); (rare) Well-trodden or well-researched, previously explored
(Ploughing (tillage)) mechanical cultivation of agricultural soils by the plough to different depths (20 - 30cm) deep, creating arable land.
(ploughing) (n.): the act of turning up the soil to make furrows or ridges that aerate the soil and prepare it for sowing. Back
Ploughing includes tilling of soil, intercultural ploughing and summer ploughing. Ploughing through tilling of soil uproots the weeds which causes them to die. In summer ploughing is done during deep summers. Summer ploughing also helps in killing pests.
To cut a lengthwise groove in a board or plank.
caruca, carruca In Domesday the word implies a plough team with its eight oxen and the plough itself. The measure of a carucate was originally the amount of land which such a team could plough in one day.
One way of assessing the value of an estate was to estimate the number of eight-ox plough teams needed to cultivate the land. Thus, a Domesday entry might say a 'Then as now, 2 1/2 ploughs", meaning that there was enough land on the estate to require 2 1/2 ox teams to work it. ...
The instrument used for cutting the edges when the book is in the lying press.
A tool for burying cable; A plough is a passive tool that is pulled through the seabed by a ship, simultaneously with the vessel is laying cable. It cuts a small trench in the seabed and then buries the cable.
designs are reminiscent of the antique farm plough, and are designed to bury themselves in the bottom as force is applied to them, and are considered good in most bottom conditions from soft mud to rock. ...
The area of arable land capable of being tilled by one eight-oxen plough team. Equivalent to one Hide. But also used as a notional unit for taxation.
Ploughs are arguably the oldest pieces of agricultural machinery in the UK, dating back some 6,000 years. They come in many shapes and sizes, but generally all dig around 25 cm (10 in) deep.
Perhaps the most important farm implement used by the early settlers was the animal drawn plough. It was used to dig the soil and make it softer and better for the crops to grow. ...
Or snowplough - the basic position used to control speed and steer at low speeds; the skis are pushed apart and rotated into a triangle with the tips together.
With the skis angled out in a `V' form as when snowploughing.
To break up and turn the earth with a heavy blade so that seeds may be planted.