Plowing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PlowingThe scholar doth look With joy on his book, Tom whistles and plows amain; Soldiers plunder no more As they did heretofore, For the King enjoyes the sword again.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.Plows run through the fields caught on hidden roots, stones lay all about, on the low places water gathered, and the young corn turned yellow, sickened and died.ndash;Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio.Our wheelwright extolled my wheeled plows because he wished to increase his own business, so I secured an ally in him; but in this matter, as in all others, I sought to make the good of one conduce to the good of all.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Country Doctor.One plowing a year was all our farmers could manage, and that nearly broke their backs.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Equality.As he grew older he rode the horse in plowing corn, raked hay, wielded the shovel and the hoe, and chopped wood.ndash;Joel Benton in A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum.As she spoke she glanced at the wide belt of plowing that broke the delicate green and silver of the grass.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.Festing had been plowing since sunrise and looked tired.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.It would keep him occupied all winter; one could buy horses cheap when harvest was over and sell them advantageously when plowing began in the spring.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.Next morning Keller went down the street and entered a wooden building filled with gaudily painted mowers and plows.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.Still the belt he was plowing was good soil; the firm black /gumbo/ that holds the moisture the wheat plant needs.ndash;Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.
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