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1. A boy who leads or guides a team of animals in plowing.
2. A country boy.
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1. a boy who leads or guides a team drawing a plow.
2. a country boy.
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Noun1.plowboy - 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"
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References in classic literature ?
On the Monday, a plowboy from Vale Regis arrived at Monksmoor.
The faithless Mirabel had broken his engagement, and the plowboy was the herald of misfortune who brought his apology.
Anyhow, whatever particular kind of an earl a belted earl may be, he is, I assert, get-overable by flattery; just as every other human being is, from a duchess to a cat's-meat man, from a plow boy to a poet--and the poet far easier than the plowboy, for butter sinks better into wheaten bread than into oaten cakes.
The plowboy shouted in the sun, and in the purple new-turned furrows flocks of birds hunted for fat worms.
The Plowboy Interview department in the opening pages of Mother Earth News introduced me to Allan Savory, Bill Mollison, Ellie Pruess, A.
Some ole plowboy didn't know what he was talking about, probably.
(6) Large families with less work than children would often send children to another household that could employ them as a maid, servant, or plowboy. (7) Most families simply could not afford the costs of raising a child from birth to adulthood without some compensating labor.
(7.) Irving Vaughan, "Plowboy to Mound Ace Is Story of Stratton's Career," Chicago Tribune, November 29, 1938.
(23.) Alan Bostick, "Plowboy Poet," The Tennessean, October 6, 2002, 14.
the roughneck joined with the cowboy and plowboy; and the Southern belle