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HAR'ROW, n. An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.

HAR'ROW, v.t. To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.

1. To break or tear with a harrow.

Will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job.39.

2. To tear; to lacerate; to torment.

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

Would harrow up thy soul--

3. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]

4. To disturb; to agitate.



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HAR'ROW, n. An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.

HAR'ROW, v.t. To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.

1. To break or tear with a harrow.

Will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job.39.

2. To tear; to lacerate; to torment.

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

Would harrow up thy soul--

3. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]

4. To disturb; to agitate.

HAR'ROW, n. [Sw. harf, Dan. harve, a harrow. D. hark, G. harke, a rake, is probably the same word, allied to Sw. harja, Dan. herger, Sax. hergian, to ravage or lay waste.]

An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.


HAR'ROW, v.t. [Sw. harfva; Dan. harver.]

  1. To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.
  2. To break or tear with a harrow. Will he harrow the valleys after thee? – Job xxxix.
  3. To tear; to lacerate; to torment. I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word. Would harrow up thy soul. – Shak.
  4. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]
  5. To disturb; to agitate. [Obs.] – Shak.

Har"row
  1. An implement of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of timber or metal crossing each other, and set with iron or wooden teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, to stir the soil and make it fine, or to cover seed when sown.
  2. To draw a harrow over, as for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed; as, to harrow land.

    Will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job xxxix. 10.

  3. Help! Halloo! An exclamation of distress; a call for succor; -- the ancient Norman hue and cry.

    "Harrow and well away!" Spenser.

    Harrow! alas! here lies my fellow slain. Chaucer.

  4. To pillage; to harry; to oppress.

    [Obs.] Spenser.

    Meaning thereby to harrow his people. Bacon

  5. An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.

    Bush harrow, a kind of light harrow made of bushes, for harrowing grass lands and covering seeds, or to finish the work of a toothed harrow. -- Drill harrow. See under 6th Drill. -- Under the harrow, subjected to actual torture with a toothed instrument, or to great affliction or oppression.

  6. To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.

    My aged muscles harrowed up with whips. Rowe.

    I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word
    Would harrow up thy soul.
    Shak.

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Harrow

HAR'ROW, noun An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.

HAR'ROW, verb transitive To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.

1. To break or tear with a harrow

Will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job 39:10

2. To tear; to lacerate; to torment.

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

Would harrow up thy soul--

3. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]

4. To disturb; to agitate.

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