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."
1) Many wonders there be, but naught more wondrous than man; Over the surging sea, with a whitening south wind wan, Through the foam of the firth, man makes his perilous way; And the eldest of deities Earth that knows not toil nor decay Ever he furrows and scores, as his team, year in year out, With breed of the yoked horse, the ploughshare
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
.' This was part of an old curse picked up from a fakir by the Taksali Gate in the days of Kim's innocence.
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?" asked the big, healthy-looking fellow, obviously the old man's son.
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.