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Pig's-whisper

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pig's-whisper (slang) a low whisper: a very short space of time
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pecg; Dut. bigge, big.

Usage

In literature:

I'm that weary I could flop on this wet deck an' be off to sleep in a pig's whisper.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
After such a busy day, walking, talking, fighting, singing, and eating puddin', they were all asleep in a pig's whisper.
"The Magic Pudding" by Norman Lindsay
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