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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Wheat crop sown by turbo seeder had significantly taller plants followed by happy seeder, while the less plant height was recorded with zone disk tiller sown wheat in both years of study (Table 5).
The higher fresh foliage weight plant-1 (20.55 g) was recorded when the crop was sown on 15th October, followed by 30th October where 19.12 g plant-1 was observed (Table 3).
All sorts of poppies can be sown in this way too, including our red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas.
However, mid-season seeding of winter wheat for any locality is usually most favorable, whereas late sown wheat suffers from winter injury, which produces fewer tillers and may result in lower grain weight (Razzaq et al., 1986).
Quick-growing lettuces such as Little Gem can be sown in late February or March in mild areas, in rows 15cm (6in) apart.
Basil is an indispensable herb that should be sown now in a tray and pricked out into three-inch pots when large enough.
The Principal Coordinate Map for the first and third coordinates estimated for 11 winter sown and 11 spring sown chickpea lines using the genetic similarity matrix for seed yield is shown in Figure 3.
The most important agro--technical measures is the sowing which is to be carried out on a well prepared land area to be sown (Skalicky, 1999).
It helps when sowing direct to mark out your patterns in the raked soil with a cane or stick and then to use fine sand - perhaps silver sand, sharp sand and silica sand - to mark the areas as you sow, rather like painting, so you know what has been sown and where.
Each 6-m-long by 3.3-m-wide plot was sown with a deep-furrow, split-packer drill with 40-cm spacing between rows.