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1.Is this an idiom to mean "very frightening"?
2. Does this "do a row" mean "plant a seed along a row"?
st138)The old man had got a hand corn-planter out of the barn and his wife had got a bag of seed corn, and there, in the moonlight, that night, after they got the news of their son's death, they were planting corn. It was a thing to curl your hair ─ it was so ghostly. ... They were both in their nightgowns. They would do a row across the field, coming quite close to us as we stood in the shadow of the barn,
Yes and no. Something that can curl your hair is extremely shocking, horrifying or frightening. This is an idiom.
To do a row here is to plant a whole row, not just a single seed in the row.