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The cutting blade of a plow; a share.
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the cutting part of the moldboard of a plow; share.
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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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References in classic literature ?
And what else can he be after?" 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.
"Michel," said Barbicane, "can you use a forge without a hammer, or a plow without a plowshare?"
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.
I am off, to cultivate the field of public indigestion with the triple plowshare of aloes, scammony and gamboge." He stopped and turned round at the door.
He came from hot plowshares to prospects of clover tranquilly, and it was as if hot plowshares were not.
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!"
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.
Plowshare's neighbors include life science, tech and a range of arts and culture groups as well as non-profit organizations such as West Harlem Development Corp., African Services Committee, Graham-Windham and AVAC.
After a plowshare is heated red-hot in a forge to make it malleable, it is taken to the trip hammer and a portion of the worn edge is hammered thin.
14 November 2017 - New York, US-based healthcare communications network Publicis Health has acquired Connecticut, US-based communications agency PlowShare Group, which focusses on serving nonprofit organisations and government agencies, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 14, 2017-Publicis Health Expands Communications Offerings with Acquisition of PlowShare
America, he explains, conquers with the plowshare of the laborer; Russia conquers with the sword of the soldier.