Plow alms
Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug', Lith. plugas.] 1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow. [1913 Webster]

Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five. --Tale of Gamelyn. [1913 Webster]

4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books. [1913 Webster]

6. (Astron.) Same as {Charles's Wain}. [1913 Webster]

{Ice plow}, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]

{Mackerel plow}. See under {Mackerel}.

{Plow alms}, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the church. --Cowell.

{Plow beam}, that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See {Beam}, n., 9.

{Plow Monday}, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of Christmas holidays.

{Plow staff}. (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff. (b) A plow handle.

{Snow plow}, a structure, usually [Lambda]-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive. [1913 Webster]


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  • plow alms — noun Etymology: Middle English ploualmes, from plou, plow, plough plow, plowland + almes alms : a penny formerly paid annually to the church for every plowland …   Useful english dictionary

  • plow-alms — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plow — Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow beam — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow Monday — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow staff — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ice plow — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mackerel plow — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snow plow — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hinton's Alms Houses —    At the north end of Plow Alley Barbican, in Cripplegate Ward Without (Rocque, 1746, to Elmes, 1831).    Erected in 1732 under the will of Alice Hinton, of Hackney, for 12 poor widows of the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate (Elmes).    The site… …   Dictionary of London

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