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  • n. Plural form of sow.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sow.


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  • Those cross-trenches in the sand they call sows; the little hollows on the side are the pigs.

    The Iron Woman

  • Produced in a blast furnace, it takes its name from channels leading from the furnace called sows and pigs.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • My pigs are all neutered boars (females are called sows), and in spring, summer and fall when the temperature is right, they all run together on the backyard lawn, where they mingle and socialize and munch on grass and leaves.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Big Blue Wave: Where describing feminists as "sows" can't possibly be an insult because it's, you know, true.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Shorter Suzie All-Caps: I will not tolerate name calling or incivility in my comments section, unless it's to refer to women I don't like as 'sows' or 'feminazis.'

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • This from someone who described an entire government department of people she's never met as "sows" and "piggies with their snouts in the trough."

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • [He departs and Dicaeopolis takes the "sows" into his house.]

    The Acharnians

  • At Populonia and Pisae, the two ports which received the rough-smelted bloom-iron "sows" from the isle of Ilva, the praefectus fabrum had purchased every sow available and carted them along too in case the engineers had to make steel; in the heavy baggage were anvils, crucibles, hammers, fire bricks, all the tools necessary.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Ho 2: 23; Mt 3: 12. 24. all day -- emphatic; he is not always ploughing: he also "sows," and that, too, in accordance with sure rules (Isa 28: 25). doth he open -- supply "always."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 2 When you call feminists 'sows', and fabricate lies about feminism, you are lying and behaving badly, intentionally.

    Suzie All-Caps: The overwhelming cuntitude continues.


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