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 Sow (to rhyme with “now”).Spade. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spa or Spa Water.
 
A general name for medical springs. So called from Spa, in Belgium, in the seventeenth century the most fashionable watering-place in Europe.   1
 


 Sow (to rhyme with “now”).Spade. 

 
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