From dawn to dusk man toiled in the field, taking to heart
the proverbial saying : "Never leave your field in spring or your house in
winter." The character he shaped for "field" was a pictograph of ploughed
field with furrows and cross-paths :
. By the sweat of his brow he reaped the fruits of his labor. But all that
toll has left its mark of furrows and cross-paths, not only on the field,
but also indelibly on his brow.