sow englannista suomeksi
A female pig.
A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
1957, H.R. Schubert, ''History of the British Iron and Steel Industry'', p. 160:
- In England, it was generally termed a 'sow', if the weight was above 10 cwts., if below, it was termed a 'pig' from which the present term 'pig iron' is derived.
A contemptible, often fat woman.
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, etc.
''When I had sown the field, the day's work was over.''
''As you sow, so shall you reap.''
To spread abroad; to propagate.
- And sow dissension in the hearts of brothers.
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.