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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOE

And send some of the boys up here to help me hoe out a little.

They only know the ground they hoe, but not such a thing as this.

But when Sami tried to do this, the hoe was too heavy for him, and he could do nothing.

Michael and Uli had to hoe the weeds in the next field near by.

Then, as we say out West, I suppose she had a pretty hard row to hoe?

Then take a hoe to Paris and find out why you loved it so, and why you hate the harbor.

He does it with a sort of hoe thing and puts them in a pail.

Corn meal is mixed with water and baked on the flat surface of a hoe or griddle.

Twisting himself free he saw a powerful Nubian armed with a hoe.

They inevitably lead to the condition of the "man with the hoe."

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew). The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Hoed; hoeing.

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