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- noun dated A
boywho directed the animalsthat pulled a plough
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- noun a boy who leads the animals that draw a plow
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'As ignorant as a ploughboy,' is a phrase fallen into disuse.
Dennis did not mind being called a ploughboy a bit.
Gas looming through the fog in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy.
Let us concede that the high-born Grig rode into the entrenchments at Sobraon as gallantly as Corporal Wallop, the ex-ploughboy.
I have no false pride, as many men of high lineage like my own have, and, in default of better company, will hob and nob with a ploughboy or a private soldier just as readily as with the first noble in the land.
Mr. Milliken what I please; but not YOU, you little scamp of a clod-hopping ploughboy.
The blind old owl, whirring out of the hollow tree, quite amazed at the disturbance, flounced into the face of a ploughboy, who knocked her down with a pitchfork.
The proverbial ploughboy singing the psalms at his work as Tyndale put it.
I do not wish to make an idol of the Shorter Catechism; but the fact of such a question being asked opens to us Scotch a great field of speculation; and the fact that it is asked of all of us, from the peer to the ploughboy, binds us more nearly together.
“Here,” said the ploughboy, “is something for you — from the master.”