Sow vs Piglets - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sow and piglets
is that sow
is a female pig while piglets
As a verb sow
is to scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds).
From (etyl) sowe, from (etyl) sugu, from (etyl) (ae)). See also swine .
A female pig.
A channel that conducts molten metal to molds.
A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
* 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 160:
(derogatory, slang) A contemptible, often fat woman.
(military) A kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place, sapping and mining the wall, etc.
- In England, it was generally termed a 'sow' , if the weight was above 10 cwts., if below, it was termed a 'pig' from which the present term 'pig iron' is derived.
The plural form swine is now obsolete in this sense.
* (mass of metal solidified in a mold) ingot
* (contemptible woman) bitch, cow
* make a silk purse of a sow's ear
From (etyl) sowen, from (etyl) .
To scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds).
- When I had sown the field, the day's work was over.
(figurative) To spread abroad; to propagate.
- As you sow , so shall you reap.
(figurative) To scatter over; to besprinkle.
* Sir M. Hale
- And sow dissension in the hearts of brothers.
- The intellectual faculty is a goodly field, and it is the worst husbandry in the world to sow it with trifles.
- [He] sowed with stars the heaven.
* plant, scatter
* reap what one sows