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noun (pl) -men
a man who ploughs, esp using horses
any farm labourer
Derived Forms
ploughmanship, especially (US) plowmanship, noun
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  • Of the two dogs, one is the collie Luath, here represented as the friend and comrade of a ploughman.

    Landseer Estelle M. Hurll
  • "Oh, it is a clock that a gentleman made me a present of," said the ploughman.

  • Tell the Prince of us poor, father; teach him the ploughman's tale; beg him to come on pilgrimage with us to Truth.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • The ploughman is guiding the plough, so as to keep the furrows straight.

    A Horse Book Mary Tourtel
  • On a muggy morning a sudden clearness in the south “drowns the ploughman.”

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • A ploughman is not an ignorant man because he does not know how to read.

    The Young Man's Guide William A. Alcott
  • Mr. Noah, I remember, was equally competent and convincing as ploughman or carter.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • But let Celebrity stand there and enjoy her hour; to-morrow the ploughman will come.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Across the ocean another field equally favored knows well the ploughman, and yet the weeds are rank.

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • I thought of ploughman Burns as I listened to blacksmith Burritt.

    Captains of Industry James Parton

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