To draw a straight furrow
Furrow Fur"row, n. [OE. forow, forgh, furgh, AS. furh; akin to D. voor, OHG. furuh, G. furche, Dan. fure, Sw. f?ra, Icel. for drain, L. porca ridge between two furrows.] 1. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow. [1913 Webster]

2. Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age. [1913 Webster]

{Farrow weed} a weed which grows on plowed land. --Shak.

{To draw a straight furrow}, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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