ploughland


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ploughland

(ˈplaʊlænd) or

plowland

n
1. (Agriculture) land that is ploughed for growing crops
2. (Historical Terms) history a measure of land in parts of England after the Norman conquest, based on the area which could be ploughed in a year by eight oxen
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Noun1.ploughland - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising cropsploughland - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
fallow - cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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ploughland

plowland (US) [ˈplaʊlænd] Ntierra f de labrantío, tierra f labrantía
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At last he climbed a fence, thinking to drop into the road, and found himself staggering, instead, among the iron furrows of a ploughland, endless, it seemed, as a whole county.
Casson's agreed over their pipes that no man in his senses would take the Chase Farm unless there was a bit more ploughland laid to it.
Hilbery dropped into a pleasant, inattentive state of mind, in which she was conscious of the running green lines of the hedges, of the swelling ploughland, and of the mild blue sky, which served her, after the first five minutes, for a pastoral background to the drama of human life; and then she thought of a cottage garden, with the flash of yellow daffodils against blue water; and what with the arrangement of these different prospects, and the shaping of two or three lovely phrases, she did not notice that the young people in the carriage were almost silent.
There being little ploughland, and few woods, the Vale is only an average sporting country, except for hunting.
Over the ploughland riding was utterly impossible; the horse could only keep a foothold where there was ice, and in the thawing furrows he sank deep in at each step.
It was recorded as having a mill, a priest - and therefore probably a church - some woodland and ploughland.
Nature and human experience--agreeing, opposing, or disjoined: Millay broached this question in "Elegy Before Death," where rhododendron, tamarack, pigweed, and ploughland will still be there when you're gone.
This morning I wakened among loud cries of seagulls Thronging in misty light above my neighbour's ploughland, And the house in its solid acres was carried wheeling Encircled in desolate waters and impenetrable cloudy Wet winds that harried and lost the sea-birds' voices And the voice of my darling, despairing and drowning, Lost beyond finding[.
Glaukos, why is it you and I are honored before others / with pride of place, the choice meats and the filled wine cups / in Lykia, and all men look on us as if we are immortals, / and we are appointed a great piece of land by the banks of Xanthos, / good land, orchard and vineyard, and ploughland for the planting of wheat?
North and trending west a little out from Cape Town, through the Cape Flats sprawl and into arid ploughland.
3 of Regulations of Cadastre indicates that factual landed property cartographed during cadastral measurements in the location are: built-up territorial border (land occupied with buildings, yards and fields, or other land used for direct building exploitation), transport engineering buildings (communications), other roads (not formed as buildings), border of water body and hydrographical net, forest line, line of ploughland, gardens, meadows and natural greenlands and otherland that is composed from trees and bush plantations, swamp line, affected land--areas of exploitable and exploited mineral quarries, peatbogs and dumps.
In the first-ever Grand National, started by Liverpool hotelier William Lynn, 17 horses ran over ploughland.