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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]: 
 
  Sown  \Sown\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Sow}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sown 
  adj  :  sprinkled  with  seed;  "a  seeded  lawn"  [syn:  {seeded}] 




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