under the harrow






under the harrow

in distress

A harrow is a heavy frameset 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.




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