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furrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v furrow hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove "furrow soil"
    • v furrow cut a furrow into a columns
    • v furrow make wrinkled or creased "furrow one's brow"
    • n furrow a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
    • n furrow a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface "his face has many lines","ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Furrow A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.
    • Furrow Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.
    • Furrow To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.
    • Furrow To mark with channels or with wrinkles. "Thou canst help time to furrow me with age.""Fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n furrow A trench in the earth, especially that made by a plow.
    • n furrow A narrow trench or channel, as in wood or metal, or in a millstone; a groove; a wrinkle.
    • n furrow Specifically In zoology, a sulcus or wide groove, generally rounded at the bottom, and extending longitudinally on the animal or part; one of the spaces between costal or longitudinal ridges.
    • furrow To cut a furrow in; make furrows in; plow.
    • furrow To make narrow channels or grooves in; mark with or as with wrinkles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Furrow fur′ō the trench made by a plough: any groove: a wrinkle on the face
    • v.t Furrow to form furrows in: to groove: to wrinkle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. forow, forgh, furgh, AS. furh,; akin to D. voor, OHG. furuh, G. furche, Dan. fure, Sw. fra, Icel. for drain, L. porca, ridge between two furrows

Usage

In literature:

It is smooth, shining, the margin furrowed and tuberculate.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
There was a little furrow in her forehead.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
I will brand her with hot irons, and pour strong ink into the furrows!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Thus they gradually advance, until the whole field is furrowed by this laborious process.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The plowman is no longer content to keep his eye forever on the furrow.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Yet quite the same when Lockett lifted his hand, after an awful pause, every furrow and pucker reappeared.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Therefore, the noble stone engravers, using marble to receive their furrow, fill that furrow with marble ink.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
The large wheel ran in the furrow and the small wheel on the land.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
He will set his heart upon turning his furrows; and his wakefulness is to give his heifers their fodder.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Presently she stood up and stepped gingerly along the furrows toward the man.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A closer examination showed, however, that the bullet had only ploughed a neat little furrow down to the skull.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
There was not so much as a board, the glint of a nail, not a furrow, not even the scar of a campfire.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Having made this furrow, measure two feet from it on each side of the bed and place your line at this point and make a furrow as before.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The shot and shell plough furrows in the stream, and throw columns of water high in air.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Straight to the other end of the field they went, leaving behind them a long furrow of brown fresh earth.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
The thing is to make a straight furrow.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott
Work in the furrow had ended.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Margin thin, furrowed and tuberculate.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
I stepped a little out of the circle and stretched myself in a furrow a few steps in the rear with my knapsack under my head.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
April is also the month of the new furrow.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
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In poetry:

Up! Labourers in the vineyard!
Prepare ye for your toil!
For the sun shines on the furrows,
And the seed is in the soil.
"Our Summons" by Ernest Jones
But they tell us of a guerdon,
Won by Labour's thrifty toil,
And how he who folds the furrow,
Should be owner of the soil.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
Up the long hill I see the slow plough leave
Furrows of brown;
Dim is the day and beautiful: I grieve
To see the sun go down.
"May" by John Shaw Neilson
With the red clay upon his shoon
From a furrowed field afar —
The sour and bitter clod that breaks
Beneath the share of war.
"The Yeoman's Son" by Cicely Fox Smith
Strength to his hours of manly toil!
Peace to his starlit dreams!
Who loves alike the furrowed soil,
The music-haunted streams!
"At A Birthday Festival" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"And oh, good-bye, my father's house,
Good-bye to field and hill,
For I'll lie down in the red furrow
To sleep, and sleep my fill."
"The Yeoman's Son" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

John Hogan mlive.com Furrowed, uneven ground along the edge of driveways, walks and garden borders often indicate activity by moles.
A middle-aged woman with a furrowed brow.
Green Mountain College's oxen Bill and Lou have plowed the fields of our organic farm for a decade, almost as long as I've plowed the academic furrows of the college as a professor of philosophy and environmental studies.
Roadway reduced to one lane on CR-97/Nicolls Rd SB at Furrows Rd.
Poke a pea, a bean or a kernel of corn into a straight furrow and you can easily see what you have just done.
Smoothing the Furrowed Brow, the Botox Way.
How many times do you pretend you're working hard, when really a game of solitaire gives you the furrowed brow that passes as studying an Excel spreadsheet.
It might be the way his eyebrows furrow with concern, or the way he leans forward to hear what his friends are saying.
He found that fluid from the furrows of dividing cells attracted fellow amoebas, presumably so they could lend a helping pseudopod.
No doubt the Patriots' early-season stumbles added new furrows in Brady 's brow as well.
I left three or four furrows in the sand.
The program uses engineering equations to calculate pipe pressure and flow rates for each watered furrow.
He irrigates 1,225 acres, 1,000 with subsurface drip, has a 125-acre pivot, and furrow waters 100 acres.
Seen any labial furrows lately.
They furrow their brow, and maybe they conjure a vision of a "closed" sign hanging from the Sagamore Bridge starting in November.
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In science:

Here, the hedgehog, as a competitor in the race, does not run at all, while his wife is waiting at the end of the furrow, shouting in low German “Ick bin all hier!” (“I’m already here!”).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
Furrow, “A Panoply of Quantum Algorithms”, quant-ph/0606127 .
Quantum Algorithms
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