under the harrow

(redirected from harrow)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to harrow: disc harrow

under the harrow

1. Literally, of soil, broken up and evened off with a harrow (a farm tool similar to a plow). There's still another 40 or so acres that have to go under the harrow tomorrow.
2. By extension, subjected to or undergoing distress, sorrow, or torment. The population has been under the harrow for years now, as the military continues to tighten its grip on the country.

under the harrow

in distress.
A harrow is a heavy frame set with iron teeth or tines, drawn over ploughed land to break up clods and root up weeds; an animal caught under a harrow would suffer extreme pain. In the poem ‘Pagett, MP’ ( 1886 ), Rudyard Kipling alludes to such a situation: ‘The toad beneath the harrow knows Exactly where each tooth-point goes’.
References in periodicals archive ?
If you're heading there from elsewhere in London, you've got the option of a West Midlands or Overground train from Euston to Harrow & Wealdstone.
"But he (Harrow) clearly mustn't have seen the note because when we cashed up at the end of the day, the till was balanced."
"Harrow Drive is one of hundreds of schemes we are opening across the UK over the next five years as part of our plan to get more people playing this wonderful sport.
When the water is absorbed by the soil, farmers should throw half bag of urea per acre on the soil before applying Disc Harrow.
Harrow gets along great with other cats, dogs and children so we are surprised that Harrow is struggling for a home as she is a happy, sociable cat, who would make a lovely pet.
A petition with 49 signatures was handed to Harrow Council calling on Cllr Marikar to step down from her role.
So, don't miss this exciting chance to win a trip of a lifetime, and don't forget to tune into Alibi, tonight at 9pm to watch the continued series of Harrow.
Harrow's daughter is going off the rails, his relationship with his ex is tricky and, by the end of episode one, he has a love interest - new scenes of crime officer Soroya Dass (Mirrah Foulkes).
RENT TRIBUNALThe two argued their cases at the Rent Restriction Tribunal in Nairobi and Harrow was awarded an extension.
Harrow drew level after the break when Nick Moor netted from the spot following a handball inside the area.
To bury the sticks left by wheat crop after the harvest, farmers should apply Disc Harrow instead of Rotovator.
Walter Sellick of Harrow, Ontario, passed away on January 10 at the age of 98.
Denver, CO, February 10, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Harrow Sports is thrilled to announce Professional Squash Player Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 UCS Swedish Open Champion.
ALISON SPIRO, A HEALTH visitor and Unite/CPHVA member from Harrow in North West London, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for Outstanding Service by the Queen's Nursing Institute.