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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 we are sowing the seeds of long-term problems by failing to invest properly in the education of our young people.
Like their role in business y are sowing the seeds now for harvest later.
Consequently, one must avoid sowing the seeds for the next inflation when fighting recession or sowing the seeds for the next recession when fighting inflation.
Experts advised the growers to leave seeds in water for 8 to 10 hours as it helps improve the growth of the vegetable, adding that first water should be given immediately after sowing the seeds.
If you have more space, sow into a well prepared seedbed (dug in autumn, working in plenty of compost), raking over the surface to a fine texture and sowing the seeds 1.5cm deep in rows 15cm apart.