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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sow  \Sow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Sowed};  p.  p.  {Sown}or  {Sowed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Sowing}.]  [OE.  sowen,  sawen,  AS  s[=a]wan;  akin  to 
  OFries  s?a,  D.  zaaijen  OS  &  HG  s[=a]jan,  G.  s["a]en, 
  Icel.  s[=a],  Sw  s[*a],  Dan.  saae,  Goth.  saian,  Lith. 
  s[=e]ti,  Russ.  sieiate,  L.  serere,  sevi.  Cf  {Saturday}, 
  {Season},  {Seed},  {Seminary}.] 
  1.  To  scatter,  as  seed,  upon  the  earth;  to  plant  by  strewing; 
  as  to  sow  wheat.  Also  used  figuratively:  To  spread 
  abroad;  to  propagate.  ``He  would  sow  some  difficulty.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  A  sower  went  forth  to  sow;  and  when  he  sowed,  some 
  seeds  fell  by  the  wayside.  --Matt.  xiii. 
  3,  4. 
 
  And  sow  dissension  in  the  hearts  of  brothers. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  scatter  seed  upon  in  or  over  to  supply  or  stock,  as 
  land,  with  seeds.  Also  used  figuratively:  To  scatter  over 
  to  besprinkle. 
 
  The  intellectual  faculty  is  a  goodly  field,  .  .  . 
  and  it  is  the  worst  husbandry  in  the  world  to  sow  it 
  with  trifles.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  [He]  sowed  with  stars  the  heaven.  --Milton. 
 
  Now  morn  .  .  .  sowed  the  earth  with  orient  pearl. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sow  \Sow\,  v.  i. 
  To  sew.  See  {Sew}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sow  \Sow\,  n.  [OE.  sowe,  suwe,  AS  sugu,  akin  to  s[=u],  D.  zog, 
  zeug,  OHG.  s[=u],  G.  sau,  Icel.  s[=y]r,  Dan.  so  Sw  sugga 
  so  L.  sus.  Gr  "y^s,  sy^s,  Zend.  hu  boar;  probably  from  the 
  root  seen  in  Skr.  s[=u]  to  beget,  to  bear;  the  animal  being 
  named  in  allusion  to  its  fecundity.  [root]294.  Cf  {Hyena}, 
  {Soil}  to  stain,  {Son},  {Swine}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  female  of  swine,  or  of  the  hog  kind 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  sow  bug. 
 
  3.  (Metal.) 
  a  A  channel  or  runner  which  receives  the  rows  of  molds 
  in  the  pig  bed. 
  b  The  bar  of  metal  which  remains  in  such  a  runner. 
  c  A  mass  of  solidified  metal  in  a  furnace  hearth;  a 
  salamander. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  kind  of  covered  shed,  formerly  used  by  besiegers 
  in  filling  up  and  passing  the  ditch  of  a  besieged  place 
  sapping  and  mining  the  wall,  or  the  like  --Craig. 
 
  {Sow  bread}.  (Bot.)  See  {Cyclamen}. 
 
  {Sow  bug},  or  {Sowbug}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous 
  species  of  terrestrial  Isopoda  belonging  to  {Oniscus}, 
  {Porcellio},  and  allied  genera  of  the  family 
  {Oniscid[ae]}.  They  feed  chiefly  on  decaying  vegetable 
  substances. 
 
  {Sow  thistle}  [AS.  sugepistel]  (Bot.),  a  composite  plant 
  ({Sonchus  oleraceus})  said  to  be  eaten  by  swine  and  some 
  other  animals. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sow  \Sow\,  v.  i. 
  To  scatter  seed  for  growth  and  the  production  of  a  crop;  -- 
  literally  or  figuratively. 
 
  They  that  sow  in  tears  shall  reap  in  joi.  --Ps.  cxxvi. 
  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sow 
  n  :  an  adult  female  hog 
  v  1:  place  (seeds)  in  the  ground  for  future  growth;  "She  sowed 
  sunflower  seeds"  [syn:  {sough},  {seed}] 
  2:  introduce  into  an  environment;  "sow  suspicion  or  beliefs" 
  [syn:  {sough}] 
  3:  place  seeds  in  (the  ground);  "sow  the  ground  with  sunflower 
  seeds"  [syn:  {inseminate},  {sow  in}] 




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