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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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And now they began to bring white hairs, and scatter them over the head of Ernest; they made reverend wrinkles across his forehead, and furrows in his cheeks.
The husbandmen plowed and planted as usual; but there lay the rich black furrows, all as barren as a desert of sand.
The grayness of the whole immense surface, the wind furrows upon the faces of the waves, the great masses of foam, tossed about and waving, like matted white locks, give to the sea in a gale an appearance of hoary age, lustreless, dull, without gleams, as though it had been created before light itself.
He was too wise to utter soothing words at present, and indeed, the sight of Adam before him, with that look of sudden age which sometimes comes over a young face in moments of terrible emotion--the hard bloodless look of the skin, the deep lines about the quivering mouth, the furrows in the brow--the sight of this strong firm man shattered by the invisible stroke of sorrow, moved him so deeply that speech was not easy.
Each time that they turned on reaching the headland a man would come up to them and give them a cup of wine, and they would go back to their furrows looking forward to the time when they should again reach the headland.
He drew the Jungle out of deep waters with his trunk; and where he made furrows in the ground with his tusks, there the rivers ran; and where he struck with his foot, there rose ponds of good water; and when he blew through his trunk,-- thus,--the trees fell.
After standing for some time undecided, the tall stranger suddenly passed his hand across his face to brush away, as it were, the thoughts that were ploughing furrows in it.
His one hundred and seventy-five acres of wheat had had north and south dead furrows, but he had learned that this was a mistake in probably half the acreage, where they should be east and west.
But Tom ran about amongst the furrows, and at last slipped into an old mouse-hole.
When Abraham realized all, the furrows of fifty years were extemporized on his young face.
As the young man walked toward it the upper windows drew a black arcade along the side wall of the building, but from the lower openings, on the side where the ground sloped steeply down to the Corbury road, the light shot its long bars, illuminating many fresh furrows in the track leading to the basement door, and showing, under an adjoining shed, a line of sleighs with heavily blanketed horses.
The skin of her face was seamed and creased with a million deepcut furrows.