1 Alex and Tony were turning awkward hands to plows and hoe handles.
2 Whatever it was, the rebuke was convincing, for the woman dropped her hoe and went mumbling into the house.
3 The daughter of Munro would draw his water, hoe his corn, and cook his venison.
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4 Look you, Delaware," she said, snapping her fingers in his face; "your nation is a race of women, and the hoe is better fitted to your hands than the gun.
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5 "His legs were good, though his arm is better for the hoe than the tomahawk," returned the other, pointing to the immovable form of Uncas.
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6 The spade, and hoe, and fork were very useful.
7 And now the boy had to plant and water the garden, hoe and dig, and bear the wind and bad weather.
8 Sometimes he crossed his arms and leaned on his hoe, and slowly descended the endless spirals of revery.
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9 Paris is built upon a soil which is singularly rebellious to the pick, the hoe, the bore, and to human manipulation.
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10 And after the first flush of freedom wore off, and his true helplessness dawned on the freedman, he came back and picked up his hoe, and old master still doled out his bacon and meal.
11 Someone had to nurse him and that meant one less worker at the business of fence building, hoeing, weeding and plowing.
12 He liked to pass an hour or two there, trimming, hoeing, and making holes here and there in the earth, into which he dropped seeds.
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13 A peasant girl was hoeing in the field, white-turbaned and black-limbed.
14 Long before day we were up, our horses fed, and by the first approach of day we were off to the field with our hoes and ploughing teams.