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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of furrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having longitudinal channels, ridges, or grooves; sulcate: as, a furrowed stem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

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Examples

  • —The uvula (uvula vermis; uvular lobe) forms a considerable portion of the inferior vermis; it is separated on either side from the tonsil by the sulcus valleculæ, at the bottom of which it is connected to the tonsil by a ridge of gray matter, indented on its surface by shallow furrows, and hence called the furrowed band.

    IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon

  • This reaction comes with a furrowed brow -- my regular clothes and the dog don't quite fit in with a nudge from the judge.

    Mark Olmsted: Top 10 Reactions to My Trashwhispering

  • The question produces furrowed brows and shrugs of shoulders.

    Voters Balk at Cuts Close to Home

  • His brow furrowed as if he was concentrating on something.

    Brian Keene

  • I look at the tatty machines and their glaring advert-riddled interfaces with furrowed brow for a second, then head to the bar, hoping it'll be wifi enabled for customers.

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 1: Chicago or Bust

  • My bright teacher turned to me, nose wrinkled, her perfectly plucked brows furrowed.

    Deadly

  • Sally furrowed her brow and said, “Why do you have to get all wrapped up in labels?”

    Times Two

  • Her brow was furrowed and she looked worried, but something else about her was studying the whole situation, and he could see it: her worry and her thought, her intensity in trying to put everything together.

    So Much Pretty

  • The brows are furrowed, and he is gazing off into the distance at . . . something nobody else can see.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • It seemed from his furrowed brow that he was the one who was slogging hour upon hour in a swimming pool, counting tiles and laps, with arms like lead, heaving for breath and somehow, getting slower!

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

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  • "This furrowed field, this hallowed ground, acre of Weald, of peace unbound,
    I dream of living, earth in hand, and plot my plot; to live the land."

    December 24, 2008