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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.