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Boar

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Boar. n.s. [baꞃ, Saxon; beer, Dutch.] The male swine.

To fly the boar, before the boar pursues,
Were to incense the boar to follow us.
Shakesp. Rich. III.

                She sped the boar away;
His eyeballs glare with fire, suffus'd with blood;
His neck shuts up a thickest thorny wood;
His bristled back a trench impal'd appears.
Dryden's Fables.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Boar." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=17775.


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