sow in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sow in place seeds in or on (the ground) "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “They that sow in tears shall reap joy. [Psalms 126:5]”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “It is like the seed put in the soil -- the more one sows, the greater the harvest.”
  • Ralph Ransom
    Ralph Ransom
    “Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land.”

Usage

In literature:

For, in a cause so righteous, I could not doubt that, having turned the furrows, if I sowed in tears I should one day reap in joy.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
The next morning, I planted a pine-apple, and sowed the seeds of melons and other vegetables, in the chief's plantation.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
He believed in liberty and freedom, in sowing the seed of change and reform and allowing people to develop as they would.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
But it is the burden of our mission to sow in tears that we may reap in joy.
"Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria" by Norman Bentwich
And now sow in hope, and God speed your plow!
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
You'll not find one young fellow in five hundred who has sowed fewer wild oats than I.
"Elsie's children" by Martha Finley
Already Big Fox had sowed in his mind the seeds of unbelief in the words of Braxton Wyatt.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The city of Tanai is well fortified, and in the midst thereof the people sow and reap.
"The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela" by Benjamin of Tudela
By their means all the others were induced to return to their houses in peace and to sow the land.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
You have sowed the fertile crop of suspicion in the mind of Bernardo Galvez.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

If thou would'st reap in love,
First sow in holy fear:
So life a winter's morn may prove
To a bright endless year.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
I sowed the feild of peace,
My blisse was in the Springe;
And day by day I ate the fruit
That my Live's tree did bring.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
But if in merry mood I touch
Thy leaves, then shall the sight of thee
Sow smiles as thick on rosy lips
As ripples on the sea.
"To A Blank Sheet Of Paper" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"They sow in tears who reap in joy,"
Was truly said of old:
We wandered far, but round us still
Stretched God Almighty's fold.
"The Irish Emigrant. 1883" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Or maybe of that other time,
When youth uprising boldly said,
"I will sow seed in noble prime,"
Alas! and tears have grown instead.
"Summer Invocation" by Alexander Anderson
He claims no praises for his love,
He seeks no tribute for his worth,
But sows the desert hearts of earth
With blossoms from the vales above;
And in their sunshine warm and bright
He holds these duties as his right.
"Truest Heroes Are Unknown" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

When Jim Heimerl laid out a plan for a 2,400-sow farrowing site in sparsely populated Brown County, OH, he thought he was finally getting away from people.
With this in mind, we took a closer look at the day of the week sows are weaned and created a model that will help us look at the weaning question.
So…We started wondering… What do you do better with a bit of alcohol in your system.
Plans for caribou sow conflict in NW.
Most pork currently comes from sows confined during their four-month pregnancies in narrow crates .
Danish pig producers have announced they are confident of being ready in time for the European Union's partial ban on the use of sow stalls.
Community gardens are a growing trend in Auckland, a place to learn how to reap what you sow in every sense, writes Kirsten Warner.
In a Sow's Ear 12-3-12.
Halloween traces its origins to the ancient Celtic holiday "Samhain" (pronounced "sow-in"), celebrating the end of the traditional summer growing season on Oct 31.
Electronic feeding system fosters a move to confinement while retaining the advantages of managing sows in groups.
Lisa Ziegler is sowing seeds in her flower farm fields this month.
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Sen Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right-wing US evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division.
High cropland prices in Midwest sow fortune and worry.
A brown bear sow was shot and killed in defense of life and property by an Arc Loop resident Wednesday, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials later euthanized the bear's two cubs.
Four ways to sow a love of gardening in your children.
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In science:

The Statement of Work and Specifications for the ALMA prototype antennas (SoW) specifies antenna performance for the environmental conditions at the ALMA site, where in particular the wind power spectrum and air density are of relevance for this investigation.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Using the transfer funcions derived at the ATF site, antenna performance was calculated for conditions representative at the ALMA site and defined in the SoW.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
The extrapolated wind-induced jitter for conditions specified in the SoW is shown as red (VertexRSI) and green (AEC) curves.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
The antennas have been designed to meet the specifications for a given reference spectrum, which was given in the SoW.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
In order to test compliance with the specifications, the measured antenna performance must be scaled to this SoW reference spectrum, a straightforward task, which does not leave much room for speculation but provides hard numbers instead.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
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