He is a poet, and, according to his idea of that race, they subsist entirely upon porridge or on sowens.
Ousen milk, sowens, or flummery not boiled; used instead of milk, Dumfr.
Sowans, sowens; a sort of flummery or gruel usually made and eaten on Hallow Eve.
sowens, a dish made by steeping, fermenting, and then boiling the husks or siftings of oats in water.
sowens, pottage made of the dust in oatmeal seeds steeped and soured.
sowens, with butter instead of milk to them, is always the Halloween supper.
"sowens is—or are—good," decided Dr. Watkins, tasting his cake slowly, and pronouncing judgment on it after due deliberation.
The Indulgence is but a dish of sowens with a muzzle thereafter, to make us for ever dumb dogs that will not bark.