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 for sown
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sown \Sown\,
     p. p. of Sow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sow \Sow\, v. t. [imp. Sowed; p. p. Sownor Sowed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Sowing.] [OE. sowen, sawen, AS. s[=a]wan; akin to
     OFries. s?a, D. zaaijen, OS. & HG. s[=a]jan, G. s[aum]en,
     Icel. s[=a], Sw. s[*a], Dan. saae, Goth. saian, Lith.
     s[=e]ti, Russ. sieiate, L. serere, sevi. Cf. Saturday,
     Season, Seed, Seminary.]
     1. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing;
        as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread
        abroad; to propagate. "He would sow some difficulty."
        --Chaucer.
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              A sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some
              seeds fell by the wayside.            --Matt. xiii.
                                                    3, 4.
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              And sow dissension in the hearts of brothers.
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as
        land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over;
        to besprinkle.
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              The intellectual faculty is a goodly field, . . .
              and it is the worst husbandry in the world to sow it
              with trifles.                         --Sir M. Hale.
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              [He] sowed with stars the heaven.     --Milton.
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              Now morn . . . sowed the earth with orient pearl.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sown
      adj 1: sprinkled with seed; "a seeded lawn" [syn: seeded,
             sown]

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