ploughshare


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ploughshare

(ˈplaʊˌʃɛə) or

plowshare

n
(Agriculture) the horizontal pointed cutting blade of a mouldboard plough
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ploughshare - a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soilploughshare - a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
Translations

ploughshare

plowshare (US) [ˈplaʊʃɛəʳ] Nreja f del arado
References in classic literature ?
But like the snout of the boar shall my word grub up the basis of your souls; a ploughshare will I be called by you.
Outside, the stately oaks, rooted for ages in the green ground which has never known ploughshare, but was still a chase when kings rode to battle with sword and shield and rode a-hunting with bow and arrow, bear witness to his greatness.
For there is a terrible task before us, and once our feet are on the ploughshare we must not draw back.
With breed of the yoked horse, the ploughshare turneth about.
None the less, if, by any chance, O man from Jullundur, thou rememberest what thou hast seen, either among the elders sitting under the village tree, or in thine own house, or in company of thy priest when he blesses thy cattle, a murrain will come among the buffaloes, and a fire in thy thatch, and rats in the corn-bins, and the curse of our Gods upon thy fields that they may be barren before thy feet and after thy ploughshare.
The smashing and rebound of the floes as they grounded and splintered marked the borders of it, and a friendly shoal ran out to the northward, and turned aside the rush of the heaviest ice, exactly as a ploughshare turns over loam.
Oh, father, the ploughshares I ordered, has he brought them along?
Tongs, pincers, large ploughshares, filled the interior of the furnace, and glowed in a confused heap on the coals.
But it would be easier to walk over red-hot ploughshares.
The stubborn roots of the trees break our ploughshares, when we would till the earth.
If the same way had been paved with burning ploughshares, it is not at all improbable that John would have traversed it with the same devotion, for the same purpose.
Around the farm-yard there were stables, a thrashing-barn with its winnowing machine, a blacksmith's forge, and on the ground ploughshares and other tools: in the middle was that happy mixture of pigs and poultry, lying comfortably together, as in every English farm-yard.