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Hog. n.s. [hwch, Welsh.]

  1. The general name of swine.

    This will raise the price of hogs, if we grow all to be porkeaters. Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

    The hog, that plows not nor obeys thy call,
    Lives on the labours of this Lord of all.
    Pope.

  2. A castrated boar.

  3. To bring Hogs to a fair market. To fail of one's design.

    You have brought your hogs to a fair market. Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Spectator (140)

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