Word of the Day: harrow
origin: from Middle English "harwe", a farm implement
1. A farm implement consisting of a heavy frame with sharp
teeth used to break up and even off plowed ground. (noun)
2. To break up and level (soil) with harrow.
3. To inflict great distress and torment on.
"After two harrowing, crisis-filled weeks, San Francisco's
embattled Muni managers peeked out of their foxhole to
announce what they'd been dying to say: For two straight
days, nothing horribly embarrassing happened on the Muni
--The San Francisco Examiner, "Two Days in a Row with no
Muni Disasters" (September 8, 1998). Commenting on the
city-wide public transit malfunctions after San Francisco
installed a computer 'control' system for the city's
Publish Date: 01/20/2011