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Sow, vb. (cf. Sew. Impf. and partic. --ed) 1) to scatter on the ground for the purpose of growth: Tp. II, 1, 92. Meas. IV, 1, 76. LLL IV, 3, 383. H6B III, 1, 381. Cor. III, 1, 71. Oth. I, 3, 325. Cymb. IV, 2, 181. Figuratively: “when time hath --ed a grizzle on thy case,” Tw. V, 168. “we are to cure such sorrows, not to s. 'em,” H8 III, 1, 158. “consumptions s. in hollow bones of man,” Tim. IV, 3, 151.
2) to scatter over, to stock with seed: “he'ld s. it with nettle-seed,” Tp. II, 1, 144. H4B V, 1, 15. Figuratively: Tim. IV, 1, 29.
Sawn, in a very problematical passage (Compl. 91), explained by some as the partic. of the verb.
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