Plough Day


Plough Day
First Monday after Epiphany (6 January), which marked the beginning of the ploughing season, when the ground had to be newly broken. -

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  • Plough Monday — is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. While local practices may vary, Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January. cite book last = Hone first = William title = The Every Day Book… …   Wikipedia

  • Plough Sunday — is a traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year that has seen some revival over recent years. Plough Sunday celebrations usually involve bringing a ploughshare into a church with prayers for the blessing of the land …   Wikipedia

  • Plough Monday — noun An old ploughmen s festival, the Monday after Twelfth Day, supposed to mark the resumption of work after the holidays • • • Main Entry: ↑plough …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plough — Plow redirects here. For the Canadian soldier, see Edward Chester Plow. Plowman redirects here. For the surname, see Plowman (surname). Furrow redirects here. For other uses, see Furrow (disambiguation). For other uses, see Plough… …   Wikipedia

  • Plough Monday —    The first Monday after *Twelfth Day (6 January) and in rural communities this was traditionally the day on which farmworkers prepared to go back to work after the Christmas break, and to start the all important task of ploughing the fields… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Plough — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug , Lith. plugas.] 1. A well known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plough — Plow Plow, Plough Plough (plou), v. i. To labor with, or as with, a plow; to till or turn up the soil with a plow; to prepare the soil or bed for anything. Shak. [1913 Webster] Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ? Isa. xxviii. 24. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plough-stots — Cleveland Dialect List On Plough Monday, or the first Monday after Twelfth Day, there used to be a procession of young men trailing a plough …   English dialects glossary

  • Foot plough — The foot plough is a type of spade used for cultivation, in the north west of Scotland. The Scottish Gaelic language contains many terms for the various varieties, e.g. cas dhìreach (straight foot) for the straighter variety and on, but cas chrom …   Wikipedia

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