But the instant we begin clearing a forest, or hoeing a field or a roadway, we begin to realize the dangers we have escaped.
Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing.
In the country these women do some field labor, sometimes plowing, often hoeing.
When the old people returned from hoeing and called their child, there was no child to be found.
The waning afternoon in Concord, in which the blue-frocked farmers are reaping and hoeing, shall set in pensive glory.
He looked interrogative, and hoeing Charterhouse was repeated.
He is hoeing his radishes and worrying because the laundry has torn one of his white collars.
He found the paternal Smith engaged in hoeing potatoes in a stony field.
"I'm growing old," the statement being occasioned through the greater ability of a strong, wiry grandson in hoeing potatoes.
In the course of eight or ten days afterwards the first hoeing is commenced.
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.