Fur"row (?), n. [OE. forow, forgh, furgh, AS. furh; akin to D. voor, OHG. furuh, G. furche, Dan. fure, Sw. fra, Icel. for drain, L. porca ridge between two furrows.]

1.

A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

2.

Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.

Farrow weed a weed which grows on plowed land. Shak. -- To draw a straight furrow, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty. Lowell.

 

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Fur"row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furrowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Furrowing.] [From Furrow, n.; cf. AS. fyrian.]

1.

To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.

Shak.

2.

To mark with channels or with wrinkles.

Thou canst help time to furrow me with age. Shak.

Fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears. Byron.

 

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