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Hedgepig

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hedgepig A young hedgehog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hedgepig A hedgehog.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hedgepig (Shak.) a young hedgehog
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hecg, hegg; Dut. hegge, Ger. hecke.

Usage

In literature:

That sheeted heifer of Prowse's is all wrong; her coat stares like a hedgepig's.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
Then the slow temper of the funny old hedgepig smoldered gradually alight.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
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