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harrow


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrow  \Har"row\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Harrowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Harrowing}.]  [OE.  harowen  harwen;  cf  Dan.  harve.  See 
  {Harrow},  n.] 
  1.  To  draw  a  harrow  over  as  for  the  purpose  of  breaking 
  clods  and  leveling  the  surface,  or  for  covering  seed;  as 
  to  harrow  land. 
 
  Will  he  harrow  the  valleys  after  thee?  --Job  xxxix 
  10. 
 
  2.  To  break  or  tear,  as  with  a  harrow;  to  wound;  to  lacerate; 
  to  torment  or  distress;  to  vex. 
 
  My  aged  muscles  harrowed  up  with  whips.  --Rowe. 
 
  I  could  a  tale  unfold,  whose  lightest  word  Would 
  harrow  up  thy  soul.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrow  \Har"row\  (h[a^]r"r[-o]),  n.  [OE.  harowe  harwe,  AS 
  hearge;  cf  D.  hark  rake,  G.  harke,  Icel.  herfi  harrow,  Dan. 
  harve,  Sw  harf.  [root]16.] 
  1.  An  implement  of  agriculture,  usually  formed  of  pieces  of 
  timber  or  metal  crossing  each  other  and  set  with  iron  or 
  wooden  teeth.  It  is  drawn  over  plowed  land  to  level  it  and 
  break  the  clods,  to  stir  the  soil  and  make  it  fine,  or  to 
  cover  seed  when  sown. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  An  obstacle  formed  by  turning  an  ordinary  harrow 
  upside  down  the  frame  being  buried. 
 
  {Bush  harrow},  a  kind  of  light  harrow  made  of  bushes,  for 
  harrowing  grass  lands  and  covering  seeds,  or  to  finish  the 
  work  of  a  toothed  harrow. 
 
  {Drill  harrow}.  See  under  6th  {Drill}. 
 
  {Under  the  harrow},  subjected  to  actual  torture  with  a 
  toothed  instrument,  or  to  great  affliction  or  oppression. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrow  \Har"row\,  interj.  [OF.  harau,  haro;  fr  OHG.  hara,  hera, 
  herot,  or  fr  OS  herod  hither,  akin  to  E.  here.] 
  Help!  Halloo!  An  exclamation  of  distress;  a  call  for 
  succor;-the  ancient  Norman  hue  and  cry.  ``Harrow  and  well 
  away!''  --Spenser. 
 
  Harrow!  alas!  here  lies  my  fellow  slain.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrow  \Har"row\,  v.  t.  [See  {Harry}.] 
  To  pillage;  to  harry;  to  oppress.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Meaning  thereby  to  harrow  his  people.  --Bacon 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harrow 
  n  :  a  cultivating  implement  that  pulverizes  or  smoothes  the  soil 
  v  :  draw  a  harrow  over  (land)  [syn:  {disk}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Harrow 
  (Heb.  harits),  a  tribulum  or  sharp  threshing  sledge;  a  frame 
  armed  on  the  under  side  with  rollers  or  sharp  spikes  (2  Sam. 
  12:31;  1  Chr.  20:3). 
 
  Heb.  verb  _sadad_,  to  harrow  a  field,  break  its  clods  (Job 
  39:10;  Isa.  28:4;  Hos.  10:  11).  Its  form  is  unknown.  It  may  have 
  resembled  the  instrument  still  in  use  in  Egypt. 
 




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