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Farrow (verb)

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To Fa'rrow. v.a. To bring pigs. It is used only of swine.

Sows ready to farrow this time of the year,
Are for to be made of.
Tuss. Husb.

The swine, although multiparous, yet being being bisulcous, and only cloven-hoofed, is farrowed with open eyes, as other bisulcous animals. Brown.

Ev'n her, who did her numerous offspring boast,
As fair and fruitful as the sow that carry'd
The thirty pigs, at one large litter farrow'd.
Dryd. Juven.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Dryden, John (788) · Tusser, Thomas (25)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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