A sow is a female pig. A farrow is a sow's litter - that is her babies. The witches want the blood of a sow that has eaten her young - this whole passage is an indication of how evil they are.
No Fear Shakespeare gives you a modern translation next to the original. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth
In Macbeth, what does "sow's blood that hath eaten her nine farrow" from Act 4 Scene 1?
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