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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Furrow \Fur"row\, noun [OE. forow, forgh, furgh, AS. furh; akin to D. voor, OHG. furuh, G. furche, Dan. fure, Sw. f?ra, Icel. for drain, L. porca ridge between two furrows.]

1. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

2. Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.

{Farrow weed} a weed which grows on plowed land. --Shak.

{To draw a straight furrow}, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty. --Lowell.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Furrow \Fur"row\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Furrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furrowing}.] [From {Furrow}, noun; cf. AS. fyrian.]

1. To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea. --Shak.

2. To mark with channels or with wrinkles.

Thou canst help time to furrow me with age. --Shak.

Fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears. --Byron.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

furrow

noun

1: a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn: {wrinkle}, {furrow}, {crease}, {crinkle}, {seam}, {line}]

verb

1: hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil" [syn: {furrow}, {rut}, {groove}]

2: make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: {furrow}, {wrinkle}, {crease}]

3: cut a furrow into a columns [syn: {furrow}, {chamfer}, {chase}]


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