Antonyms for unplowed

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It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground.

For him they hid the cracks in their cabin, his unplowed field, his uncut woodpile.

Dr. Alexyeeff had discovered a field of endeavor as virgin as the unplowed steppe.

In very many instances, seed, of course, self-sown has become rooted and grown vigorously on unplowed land.

Clark studied the unplowed side of the meadow, then pointed at a large, half-buried boulder.

Out therein some place like this Joe writes aboutwould be a new and unplowed field.

Fill these with moist soil from the field or garden, packing it till it is as hard as the unplowed or unspaded soil.

And for the better enriching of their ploughing lands they cut up, cast, and carry in the unplowed headlands and places of no use.

He would reach the spot, with such shelter as possible, to find only a sugar-beet field, neglected and unplowed.


late Old English plog, ploh "plow; plowland" (a measure of land equal to what a yoke of oxen could plow in a day), possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse plogr "plow," Swedish and Danish plog), from Proto-Germanic *plogo- (cf. Old Saxon plog, Old Frisian ploch "plow," Middle Low German ploch, Middle Dutch ploech, Dutch ploeg, Old High German pfluog, German Pflug), a late word in Germanic, of uncertain origin. Old Church Slavonic plugu, Lithuanian plugas "plow" are Germanic loan-words, as probably is Latin plovus, plovum "plow," a word said by Pliny to be of Rhaetian origin.

Replaced Old English sulh, cognate with Latin sulcus "furrow." As a name for the star pattern also known as the Big Dipper or Charles's Wain, it is attested by early 15c., perhaps early 14c. The three "handle" stars (in the Dipper configuration) generally are seen as the team of oxen pulling the plow, though sometimes they are the handle.


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