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The cutting blade of a plow; a share.



the cutting part of the moldboard of a plow; share.


The part of a turning plow that provides the cutting edge. It incurs most of the wear and must be periodically sharpened and, less often, replaced.
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Noun1.Plowshare - a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soilplowshare - 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
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I am off, to cultivate the field of public indigestion with the triple plowshare of aloes, scammony and gamboge.
And D'Artagnan rubbed his forehead - that fertile land, whence the plowshare of his nails had turned up so many and such admirable ideas in his time.
But sometimes Squaw Walden had her revenge, and a hired man, walking behind his team, slipped through a crack in the ground down toward Tartarus, and he who was so brave before suddenly became but the ninth part of a man, almost gave up his animal heat, and was glad to take refuge in my house, and acknowledged that there was some virtue in a stove; or sometimes the frozen soil took a piece of steel out of a plowshare, or a plow got set in the furrow and had to be cut out.
He may find his six feet of earth when God chooses, and keep it in peace, perhaps, if he has a friend who will take the pains to sink his head so low that the plowshares cannot reach it
He came from hot plowshares to prospects of clover tranquilly, and it was as if hot plowshares were not.
The faultily constructed plowshares in use in some parts of France were unknown here, the hoe sufficed for the little field work that they did.
government devised a number of peacetime uses for nuclear devices under a program called Project Plowshare, including using hundreds of blasts to carve a new canal across Central America.
One day, after losing yet another plowshare to the rock, he remembered all the problems it had caused him through the years.
This is a popular account that begins with the building of the atom and hydrogen bombs and proceeds through Project Plowshare (artificial harbors, second Suez canal), the various ingenious efforts to contain hot and unstable plasmas (magnetic bottles and such), using lasers to ignite plasmas, Pons and Fleischmann's "cold fusion" experiments, Livermore Labs LASNEX computer simulations, "bubble fusion," and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which was followed by ITER-Lite and which still beckons "after five decades of broken promises, lies, delusions, and self-deception.
Proving grounds; project plowshare and the unrealized dream of nuclear earthmoving.
After breaking another plowshare one day, and remembering all the
There are 11 projects, collectively named Plowshare, for both types on the AEC underground explosion schedule.