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sow

1. a female adult pig
2. the female of certain other animals, such as the mink
3. Metallurgy
a. the channels for leading molten metal to the moulds in casting pig iron
b. iron that has solidified in these channels

sow

[sau̇]
(metallurgy)
A mold of larger size than a pig.
A channel that conducts molten metal to molds in a pig bed.
(vertebrate zoology)
An adult female swine.
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And though nowadays we buy most of our seeds in packets from the garden centre or seed merchant, there was always the possibility - and there is still - to save seed of whatever was sown after it had given us a brilliant show.