100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Jan­uary 13, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

DO not know if the term ‘plough-proud’ is in com­mon use, but in years gone by it was used to a con­sid­er­able ex­tent among plough­men. When one of their num­ber was fa­mous for skill in han­dling a plough and showed pride over his work, he would be dubbed as a ‘plough­proud Jack’. It was a term which served as a stim­u­lat­ing spurrin’ to the grow­ing-up lad when first in­trusted [sic] with the han­dling of a plough. Such are still to be met with in spite of ma­chine ploughs and it is hoped the term will never die out.—senex


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