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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plow  \Plow\,  Plough  \Plough\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plowed} 
  (ploud)  or  {Ploughed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Plowing}  or 
  1.  To  turn  up  break  up  or  trench,  with  a  plow;  to  till 
  with  or  as  with  a  plow;  as  to  plow  the  ground;  to  plow 
  a  field. 
  2.  To  furrow;  to  make  furrows,  grooves,  or  ridges  in  to  run 
  through  as  in  sailing. 
  Let  patient  Octavia  plow  thy  visage  up  With  her 
  prepared  nails.  --Shak. 
  With  speed  we  plow  the  watery  way  --Pope. 
  3.  (Bookbinding)  To  trim,  or  shave  off  the  edges  of  as  a 
  book  or  paper,  with  a  plow.  See  {Plow},  n.,  5. 
  4.  (Joinery)  To  cut  a  groove  in  as  in  a  plank,  or  the  edge 
  of  a  board;  especially,  a  rectangular  groove  to  receive 
  the  end  of  a  shelf  or  tread,  the  edge  of  a  panel,  a 
  tongue,  etc 
  {To  plow  in},  to  cover  by  plowing;  as  to  plow  in  wheat. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  tilling  the  land  with  a  plow;  "he  hired  someone  to  do  the 
  plowing  for  him"  [syn:  {ploughing}] 

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