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bull tongue

a plow having a vertical moldboard, used in cultivating cotton.
Origin of bull tongue
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They are of the bull-tongue variety, and are sometimes drawn by oxen.

  • (b) A scooter or "bull-tongue" is a strip of iron used in opening the furrow for the cotton seed.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • The common plow was a “bull-tongue,” which has aptly been described as “hardly more than a sharpened stick with a metal rim.”

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
British Dictionary definitions for bull-tongue

bull tongue

noun (mainly US)
a heavy plough used in growing cotton, having an almost vertical mouldboard
a plough or cultivator with a single shovel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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