Souring to Sow

(Sour"ing) n. (Bot.) Any sour apple.

(Sour"ish), a. Somewhat sour; moderately acid; as, sourish fruit; a sourish taste.

(Sour"krout`) n. Same as Sauerkraut.

(Sour"ly), adv. In a sour manner; with sourness.

(Sour"ness), n. The quality or state of being sour.

(Sours) n. Source. See Source. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sour"sop`) n. (Bot.) The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree (Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple.

(Sour"wood`) n. (Bot.) The sorrel tree.

(Sous, Souse) (F. s&oomac; colloq. Eng. sous), n. A corrupt form of Sou. [Obs.] Colman, the Elder.

(Souse) n. [OF. sausse. See Sauce.] [Written also souce, sowce, and sowse.]

1. Pickle made with salt.

2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.

And he that can rear up a pig in his house,
Hath cheaper his bacon, and sweeter his souse.

3. The ear; especially, a hog's ear. [Prov. Eng.]

4. The act of sousing; a plunging into water.

(Souse), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sousing.] [Cf. F. saucer to wet with sauce. See Souse pickle.]

1. To steep in pickle; to pickle. "A soused gurnet." Shak.

2. To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.

They soused me over head and ears in water.

3. To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.

Although I be well soused in this shower.

(Souse), v. i. [Probably fr. OF. sors, p. p. of sordre to rise, and first used of an upward swood, then of a swoop in general, but also confused with Souse, v. t. See Source.] To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.

For then I viewed his plunge and souse
Into the foamy main.

Jove's bird will souse upon the timorous hare.
J. Dryden. Jr.

(Souse), v. t. To pounce upon. [R.]

[The gallant monarch] like eagle o'er his serie towers,
To souse annoyance that comes near his nest.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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