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 Plough Monday.Plowden. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Plover.
 
To live like a plover, i.e. to live on nothing, to live on air. Plovers do not, however, live on air, but feed largely on small insects. They also eat worms, which they hunt for in newly-ploughed fields.   1
 


 Plough Monday.Plowden. 

 
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