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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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Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice" has been screened at film festivals and by a variety of institutions in the United States, Cuba, and Uruguay.
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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.
THE trouble with gardening is that you always have to think a few months in advance; the summer bedding is in full swing but now it's time to think about sowing the seeds for your autumn and winter bedding display.
Sowing the seeds of change moves step by step with political reform.
And despite the fact that the ratings mix of high yield loan issuance has become more aggressive, Senior Director William May said that 'covenant packages have been shrinking, weakening the constraints on borrower behavior and possibly sowing the seeds for problems down the road.