But the state has plowed resources into big projects that it hopes will create jobs.
I plowed through a couple hundred suspects, throwing back mere centimillionaires the way pro bass fishermen discard sunfish.
Dunes were leveled and millions of tons of sand were plowed inland.
As he plowed through what was then a terrifying, alluring setlist, the kids did something unthinkable.
His attempt to boost farm wages, called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, supposedly "plowed under" every fourth acre.
Prescott pointed to the rows of plowed furrows which cut off his holding from the prairie.
But the man had been only stunned by a bullet that plowed its way across the top of his skull.
I have plowed my land for the next year's crop of corn and put on twenty loads of manure to the acre and plowed it under.
He plowed steadily and sullenly all the forenoon, in the terrific heat and dust.
The twenty acres, being mostly uncultivated, had to be cleared, plowed and thoroughly harrowed.
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.
late 14c., from plow (n.). Transferred sense from 1580s. Related: Plowed; plowing.
To do the sex act with or to a woman; screw (1606+ and probably before)