drove work
Drove Drove, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[=i]fan to drive. See {Drive}.] 1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body. [1913 Webster]

2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A crowd of people in motion. [1913 Webster]

Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

6. (Masonry) (a) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also {drove chisel}. (b) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also {drove work}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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