One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who uses a plough.
- ‘With few marketable skills or capital upon their arrival, Irish men secured only a tenuous foothold in the province's secondary labour market, working as labourers, harvesters, ploughmen and general farm hands.’
- ‘In fact, a sizeable number was left behind, including the poorest inhabitants of the land such as vinedressers, ploughmen, and artisans.’
- ‘In their heyday in the Victorian era, these powerhouses of energy could plough 20 times faster than a horse-drawn ploughman and his team and were transported from farm to farm.’
- ‘In, say, 12 th-century France, the ox behind which a man plowed a field changed, but otherwise the plowman was doing what generations of his ancestors had done and what generations of his descendants would do.’
- ‘Bill, who died following a long illness was a black smith by trade and an expert ploughman who won many ploughing competitions at county level as well as the All Ireland Ploughing Championship in Limerick in 1948.’
- ‘James was a hard-working farmer, who was a champion ploughman and cattle breeder.’
- ‘Often listed with the number of ploughs, it has been assumed that most would have worked as ploughmen, domestic servants and dairymaids.’
- ‘Taller than either Walter or Johen, and very thin, he did not look like Walter's mental image of a plowman, especially not one coming from a northern county.’
- ‘Even the senior ploughmen found the grassland difficult enough to get the depth.’
- ‘An earlier agricultural contest, the ploughing match, tested both the ploughman's skill and the plough's efficiency.’
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