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Swine

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Boar or brawn, the sire; sow, the dam; sucklings, the new-born pigs. A castrated boar-pig is called a hog or shot. Young pigs for the butcher are called porkers.

A sow-pig after her first litter becomes a brood-sow, and her whole stock of pigs cast at a birth is called a litter or farrow of pigs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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