Scarify vs Plough - What's the difference?
As a verb scarify
is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.
As a proper noun plough is
(constellation|british) the common name for the brightest seven stars of the constellation ursa major.
(obsolete, or, nonstandard) To scar.
(obsolete, or, nonstandard) Denude, or lay waste to.
(horticulture) To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.
(horticulture) To damage the testa (seed coat) of a seed by cutting, scraping, chemicals, hot water, or fire to allow permeation of water and faster germination.
* (US) plow
A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
An alternative name for Ursa Major or the Great Bear.
A carucate of land; a ploughland.
* Tale of Gamelyn
- The horse-drawn plough had a tremendous impact on agriculture.
A joiner's plane for making grooves.
A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
- Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
The spelling (m) is usual in the United States, but the spelling plough may be found in literary or historical contexts there.
* moldboard plow
* sodbuster plough
To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
To use a plough.
- I've still got to plough that field.
(vulgar) To have sex with.
To move with force.
- Some days I have to plough from sunrise to sunset.
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To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
* Alexander Pope
- Let patient Octavia plough thy visage up / With her prepared nails.
(bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plough.
(joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.
- With speed we plough the watery way.
* plough back
* plough in
* plough into
* plough on
* plough the back forty
* plough through
* plough under
* Ploughright (family name)