Either representing unattested (etyl) .
A device consisting of a heavy framework having several disks or teeth in a row, which is dragged across ploughed land to smooth or break up the soil, to remove weeds or cover seeds; a harrow plow.
* 1918 , Louise & Aylmer Maude, trans. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina , Oxford 1998, p. 153:
- He sent for the carpenter, who was under contract to be with the threshing-machine, but it turned out that he was mending the harrows , which should have been mended the week before Lent.
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, section=chapter X
, passage=“It may be fun for her,” I said with one of my bitter laughs, “but it isn't so diverting for the unfortunate toads beneath the harrow
whom she plunges so ruthlessly in the soup.”}}
* 1969 , Bessie Head, When Rain Clouds Gather , Heinemann 1995, p. 28:
(military) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.
- Part of your job would be to learn tractor ploughing and the use of planters, harrows , and cultivators.
To drag a harrow over; to break up with a harrow.
* Bible, Job xxxix. 10
- Will he harrow the valleys after thee?
To traumatize or disturb; to frighten or torment.
- When the corn was sown, I had no harrow, but was forced to go over it myself, and drag a great heavy bough of a tree over it, to scratch it, as it may be called, rather than rake or harrow it.
To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.
- The headless horseman harrowed Ichabod Crane as he tried to reach the bridge.
- my aged muscles harrowed up with whips
- I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word / Would harrow up thy soul.
* Harrowing of Hell
From (etyl) haro, harou, of uncertain origin.
(obsolete) A call for help, or of distress, alarm etc.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vi:
- Harrow , the flames, which me consume (said hee) / Ne can be quencht, within my secret bowels bee.
Not English Diskplough has no English definition. It may be misspelled.