Usage examples for hoe

  1. They should, he says, be left to the hoe and shovel. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. And now the boy had to plant and water the garden, hoe and dig, and bear the wind and bad weather. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. It was a beautiful evening; and he sauntered on the Hoe, gazing upon that glorious prospect of sea and shore which it affords, without paying regard to any thing, although all was as new as fair. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  4. He leaned upon his hoe, and gazed upon his child. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  5. Make his sermon like a plow and hoe and rake that will make the gardens of our hearts what they all ought to be.... – Shenanigans at Sugar Creek by Paul Hutchens
  6. So I look at my hoe- handle, and say I, " My lady, it is known to me." – A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales by Amelie Rives
  7. I hesitate to say it, because, though work upon the ground with spade or hoe has such a soothing influence upon the amateur, there is a difference between doing it for pleasure during a spare hour and doing it as a duty after a twelve hours' day, and without any prospect of holiday as long as one lives. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  8. We hand- hoe three or four times, besides fighting insects. – The Cauliflower by A. A. Crozier
  9. She was a born'd lady, anybody could see; so different from Miss Fanny, who cared nothing how things looked if she could go into the kitchen and turn hoe cakes for Aunt Judy, or tend the baby!" – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  10. The negro took up a hoe, and none dared to take hold of him. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  11. She began at the bluff on the first uncovered row, and swung down it rapidly, her hoe flashing brightly in the sun as she pulled the dirt over the kernels. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  12. They seem to have said to their husbands in the language of a favorite song, 'Just take your gun and go; For Ruth can drive the oxen, John, And I can use the hoe! – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  13. There he took the hoe and started irritably to work on a bed near the front door; it was some relief to his feelings to scratch the ground since he could not scratch anything else. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  14. You'll find a hoe there. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  15. Does the sun rake and hoe about the garden as well as thine steadily over it? – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  16. There was a knee- stiffener, an iron collar with a bell, and a pair of handcuffs, with a chain between to allow her to use the hoe. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  17. I'll hoe my row; you 'tend to yourn." – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  18. A weed is a plant we hoe up or, rather, that we try to hoe up. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  19. I was afraid you had given yourself a stiff road to hoe. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  20. A fair wind, however, was a comfort, and as I put on my clothes, I began to think that by making a proper use of the helm and standing upright in the boat, my body would serve as a small sail, when " He, he, hoe!" – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat