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[n] domestic swine
[n] a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
[n] mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
[n] (informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
[n] a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
[n] a coarse obnoxious person
[v] birth; of sows
[v] eat greedily
[v] live like a pig, in squalor

Misc. Definitions

\Pig\, n. A piggin. [Written also {pigg}.]
\Pig\, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.]
1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. ``Two pigges in a poke.'' --Chaucer.
2. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Low] {Masked pig}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Masked}. {Pig bed} (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from a smelting furnace is cast into pigs. {Pig iron}, cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as it comes from the smelting furnace. See {Pig},
4. {Pig yoke} (Naut.), 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. [Colloq.]
\Pig\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pigging}.]
1. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.
2. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

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