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pig

1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke.

2. (Science: zoology) Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.

3. [Cf. Sow a channel for melted iron] An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See mine pig, under Mine.

4. One who is hoggish; a greedy person. Masked pig.

A nickname for a quadrant or sextant. A pig in a poke (that is, bag), a blind bargain; something bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value being known.

Origin: Cf. D. Big, bigge, LG. Bigge, also Dan. Pige girl, Sw. Piga, Icel. Pika.


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Don't bother, Jack. You're wrestling with a pig in the mud - it only gets you dirty and the pig enjoys it.

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... to the scientific community and as Michael Ruse (philosopher of biology, aged 72 currently at Forida State University) describes as, “pig ignorant”. :)

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