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furrow

 [fur´o]
a groove or trench.
atrioventricular furrow the transverse groove marking off the atria of the heart from the ventricles.
digital furrow any one of the transverse folds across the joints on the palmar surface of a finger.
gluteal furrow the furrow that separates the buttocks.

fur·row

(fŭr'rō),
A groove or sulcus.
[A.S. furh]

furrow

/fur·row/ (fur´o) a groove or sulcus.
atrioventricular furrow  the transverse groove marking off the atria of the heart from the ventricles.
digital furrow  any one of the transverse folds across the joints on the palmar surface of a finger.
genital furrow  a groove that appears on the genital tubercle of the fetus at the end of the second month.
mentolabial furrow  the hollow just above the chin.
nympholabial furrow  a groove separating the labium majus and labium minus on each side.
scleral furrow  see under sulcus.

furrow

[fur′ō]
Etymology: AS, furh
a groove, such as the atrioventricular furrow that separates the atria from the ventricles of the heart.

fur·row

(fŭr'rō)
A groove or sulcus.
[A.S. furh]

fur·row

(fŭr'rō)
A groove or sulcus.
[A.S. furh]

furrow

a groove or trench.

atrioventricular furrow
the transverse groove marking off the atria of the heart from the ventricles.
gluteal furrow
the furrow that separates the buttocks.
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In this dilemma, Uncas lighted on the furrow of the cannon ball, where it had cut the ground in three adjacent ant-hills.
Jason, I suppose, had been taught how to draw a furrow by the good old Chiron, who, perhaps, used to allow himself to be harnessed to the plow.
One likes to pause in the mild rays of the sun, and look over the gates at the patient plough-horses turning at the end of the furrow, and think that the beautiful year is all before one.
Dolon suspected nothing and soon passed them, but when he had got about as far as the distance by which a mule-plowed furrow exceeds one that has been ploughed by oxen (for mules can plow fallow land quicker than oxen) they ran after him, and when he heard their footsteps he stood still, for he made sure they were friends from the Trojan camp come by Hector's orders to bid him return; when, however, they were only a spear's cast, or less away form him, he saw that they were enemies as fast as his legs could take him.
So' - he drew a furrow from left to right - 'they march and they march away East to Leh (ah
Two other men were with him, the third being the now celebrated second in command, familiar to everybody as Tom Travers, a lean, dark man, who looked older than his years, with a furrow in his brow and something morose about the very shape of his black mustache.
The anchors plunged into this lake of flowers, and traced a furrow that closed behind them, like the wake of a ship.
Then great tears fell, one by one, from her eyes; they flowed down her cheeks through a furrow, like a torrent through a bed which it has hollowed for itself.
A light cloud of smoke appeared beneath the sails, more blue than they, and spreading like a flower opening; then, at about a mile from the little canoe, they saw the ball take the crown off two or three waves, dig a white furrow in the sea, and disappear at the end of it, as inoffensive as the stone with which, in play, a boy makes ducks and drakes.
Thus they fought for nigh a half an hour, until the ground was all plowed up with the digging of their heels, and their breathing grew labored like the ox in the furrow.
His drawn brows and the deep furrow between them showed that he needed no exhortation to concentrate all his attention upon a problem which, apart from the tremendous interests involved must appeal so directly to his love of the complex and the unusual.
A deep furrow ran across his forehead, and standing by a window he stared over his spectacles seeing no one.