ploughboy


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ploughboy

(ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ) or

plowboy

n
1. (Agriculture) a boy who guides the animals drawing a plough
2. any country boy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ploughboy - a boy who leads the animals that draw a plow
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
References in classic literature ?
All day had been flooding with rain; we could not go to church, so Joseph must needs get up a congregation in the garret; and, while Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire - doing anything but reading their Bibles, I'll answer for it - Heathcliff, myself, and the unhappy ploughboy were commanded to take our prayer-books, and mount: we were ranged in a row, on a sack of corn, groaning and shivering, and hoping that Joseph would shiver too, so that he might give us a short homily for his own sake.
Gas looming through the fog in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy.
I've been breaking in the grey colt - no easy business that -directing the ploughing of the last wheat stubble - for the ploughboy has not the sense to direct himself - and carrying out a plan for the extensive and efficient draining of the low meadowlands.
One guessed him as the third generation, grandson to the shepherd or ploughboy whom civilization had sucked into the town; as one of the thousands who have lost the life of the body and failed to reach the life of the spirit.
ALLOWED The Sash The Fields Of Athenry Derry's Walls The Soldier's Song BANNED SONGS Billy Boys Glasgow Celtic IRA The Famine Song Ibrox Disaster Song Deceased Players JURY'S OUT The Boys of the Old Brigade Follow Follow The Merry Ploughboy
He wanted the ploughboy to be as educated as the clergy
But thanks, Marcus and Iain, for the delicious little encore which cheered us all up: Britten's Little Ploughboy, skirling from the piano and charming from this remarkable vocalist.
The tour includes a six-night stay at four-star hotels, six breakfasts and four dinners, a night of traditional entertainment and dinner at the Merry Ploughboy Pub (or similar), sightseeing and professional Irish driver/guide throughout, porterage and local taxes.
Exemplos: ploughboy, brakeman, cameraman; arma + humano = um humano que usa a arma, geralmente como um assassino ou cacador profissional.
Did I long to be a ploughboy, or soldier's comrade because of reading him?
Speaking of which, we spent our next night at The Merry Ploughboy Pub after heading back towards Dublin and a final golfing date at the very popular St Margaret's golf and country club.
And, with only a few drams of Scottish blood between them, why make the pilgrimage to commemorate the birth of the Ayrshire poet who went from ploughboy to playboy?