sowins
Sowens Sow"ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se['a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; -- called {flummery} in England. [Written also {sowans}, and {sowins}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Sowins — Sow ins (? or ?), n. pl. See {Sowens}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flummery — Sowens Sow ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se[ a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; called {flummery} in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sowans — Sowens Sow ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se[ a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; called {flummery} in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sowens — Sow ens (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se[ a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; called {flummery} in England …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flummery — n. 1. Sowens, sowins or sowans, porridge (made of the dust of oatmeal). 2. Trash, frivolity, chaff, moonshine, trifling, froth, frippery, empty nonsense. 3. Flattery, adulation, blandishment, blarney, empty compliment …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sowens — n. pl. [Scotch.] [Written also Sowins, Sewings, and Sowans.] Porridge (made of the dust of oatmeal), flummery …   New dictionary of synonyms

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