"plough." Definition

  1. To be PLOUGHED is to fail to pass an examination. About twenty years ago “pluck,” the word then used, began to be superseded by PLOUGH. It is said to have arisen from a man who could not supply the examiner with any quotation from Scripture, until at last he blurted out, “And the ploughers ploughed on my back, and made long furrows.”—_University._

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Position in the dictionary: 2627 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: ploughed, pluck, plucked un, plum, plum-cash, plummy, plumper, plunder, plunger, plutocracy
Previous words in the dictionary: plebs, play, platform, plant, place, pitch the nob, pitch the fork, pitch into, pitch, pit

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