Plough is the British spelling of plow
- an implement used to cut, lift, and turn over soil especially in preparing a seedbed –Merriam Webster Dictonary
- a yoga pose assumed by lying on one’s back and swinging one’s legs over one’s head until the outstretched feet approach or touch the floor. -Google Dictionary
The word was found from Saint-Exupery, Antoine de. “The Tool.” Wind, Sand and Stars. 1939.
The word plough was used to compare to someone believing that machines is the end. But machines are also tools that we will be using just like the plough that is used for farming.
I understand this word now because a plough is a tool that is used to modify soils and are used in farms for farming. Comparing machines to it is just like saying it will be used the same way.