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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOW

But the aristocracy did not sow this piece with rye, I suppose?

This indicated to her with what grain she could sow the field most profitably.

And the sow that was washed, she went wallerin' in the mire, first chance she got.

Sow auricula and polyanthus seeds in boxes, made of rough boards six inches deep, with holes at the bottom to run off the water.

Sow small sallads once in two days, as in the former month: at the same time choose a warm border, and sow some purslain.

Sow another crop of peas, and plant more beans; choose a dry spot for them, where they can be sheltered from the winter's cold.

Dig up a warm border, and sow some French beans; let them have a dry soil, and give them no water till they appear above ground.

Or sow with hemp all the borders where cabbages are planted, so as to enclose them, and not one of these vermin will approach.

Dry the kernels of Pippins, and sow them in the end of Nouember.

As for me, the garden of my mind is withering, and I am consuming the seed I ought to sow.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sawan "to scatter seed upon the ground or plant it in the earth, disseminate" (class VII strong verb; past tense seow, past participle sawen), from Proto-Germanic *sean (cf. Old Norse sa, Old Saxon saian, Middle Dutch sayen, Dutch zaaien, Old High German sawen, German säen, Gothic saian), from PIE root *se- (1) "to sow" (cf. Latin sero, past tense sevi, past participle satum "to sow;" Old Church Slavonic sejo, sejati; Lithuanian seju, seti "to sow"), source of semen, season (n.), seed (n.), etc. Figurative sense was in Old English.

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