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- Obsolete spelling of
- 1560, Peter Whitehorne, Machiavelli, Volume I:
- It hath been sometyme of greate importaunce, whilest the faighte continueth, to sowe voices, whiche doe pronounce the capitaine of thenemies to be dedde, or to have overcome on the other side of the armie: the whiche many times to them that have used it, hath given the victorie.
- 1589, George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie:
- The daughter of debate, that eke discord doth sowe Shal reap no gaine where formor rule hath taught stil peace to growe.
- A female pig (protruding long tooth)
- A siege engine used to protect assailants.
- (rare) A sowbug; a woodlouse.