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Definition: Mackerel plow
, Plough \Plough\
(plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS.
pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh,
Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug',
1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or
other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for
bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil
for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining
Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow.
2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. --Johnson.
3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.]
Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
5. (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the
edges of books.
6. (Astron.) Same as Charles's Wain
, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds,
etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]
. See under Mackerel
, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the
, that part of the frame of a plow to which the
draught is applied. See Beam
, n., 9.
, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of
(a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning
the plowshare; a paddle staff.
(b) A plow handle.
, a structure, usually [Lambda]-shaped, for
removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or
driven by a horse or a locomotive.
, n. [OF. maquerel, F. maquereau (LL.
macarellus), prob. for maclereau, fr. L. macula a spot, in
allusion to the markings on the fish. See Mail
Any species of the genus Scomber
of the family
, and of several related genera. They are finely
formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are
highly prized for food.
Note: The common mackerel (Scomber scombrus
inhabits both sides of the North Atlantic, is one of
the most important food fishes. It is mottled with
green and blue. The Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus
), of the American coast, is covered with
bright yellow circular spots.
, Chub mackerel
. (Zo["o]l.) See under
. See under Frigate
. See under Horse
(Zo["o]l.), the wryneck; -- so called because
it arrives in England at the time when mackerel are in
(Zo["o]l.), the Manx shearwater; -- so called
because it precedes the appearance of the mackerel on the
east coast of Ireland.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Garfish
(Zo["o]l.) any one of several species of gull
which feed upon or follow mackerel, as the kittiwake.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small oceanic gadoid fish
of the North Atlantic. It is about an inch and a half long
and has four barbels on the upper jaw. It is now
considered the young of the genus Onos
, or Motella
, an instrument for creasing the sides of lean
mackerel to improve their appearance. --Knight.
(Zo["o]l.), the porbeagle.
, or Mackerel-back sky
, a sky flecked with
small white clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud
Mackerel sky and mare's-tails
Make tall ships carry low sails. --Old Rhyme.