What in the world are sowens?
"Ethel Morton's Holidays" by Mabell S. C. Smith
Our sowens are ill sour'd, ill seil'd, ill sauted, ill sodden, thin, an' little o' them.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
And if they should not water the ground where as their corne is sowen, the country is so hote it would burne all.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
In cowl and bauchless faither sat,
Aft nodding in his muckle chair;
The supper sowens stood on the bink—
A supper whilk a queen micht share.
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton