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Pig-eyed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pig-eyed Having small, deep-set eyes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
    • pig-eyed Having small dull eyes with heavy lids, appearing sunken: said of persons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Pig-eyed having small dull eyes with heavy lids
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.”
  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando
    “I have eyes like those of a dead pig.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

He turned over wearily and found the yellow pig bank leering at him from the bureau with hungry, malignant eyes.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Hito's little pig eyes glinted.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The little pigs had stood huddled in a group, watching this scene with frightened eyes.
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The first time he went hunting after riding into Peggy Pig-Eye's yard was at night.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Grunty Pig didn't dare open his mouth nor close his eyes the rest of the night.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
A man in a soiled white coat came up, looked us over with little blinking pig eyes, and addressed a few words to Mme.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
He looked at the stump, then at the sign, with his little pig-like eyes.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The gambler peered down into the street, his little blood-shot eyes blinking like a pig's.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
The insolence of the little, swimming, pig-eyes infuriated Garth.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
His small, pig-like eyes were fixed on the papers which the two young people were comparing.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
A sudden gleam came into the little pig's eyes.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The fat of pigs was hateful to Mohammedans, while that of cows was still more of an abomination in the eyes of the Hindus.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
On this picture the boy's eyes rested longer than on any other: the Metal Pig stood still before it.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Next evening father brought home the loveliest gingerbread pig with currant eyes.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Yes, a great fat clean pig with sentimental eyes.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
There was baffled rage in his red pig-eyes.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
His blue eyes twinkled with good humour and shrewdness, and his eagerness showed that he was fond of roast pig.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
The American oof-girl may have the eyes of a pig.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
I struck him such a blow between his pig eyes that he lay senseless for hours!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
I never want to lay eyes on a pig again.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
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In poetry:

One quiver of the hempen cord,--
One struggle and one bound,--
With stiffened limb and leaden eye,
The Pig was on the ground.
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He dreamed that he stood in a shadowy Court,
Where the Snark, with a glass in its eye,
Dressed in gown, bands, and wig, was defending a pig
On the charge of deserting its sty.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
The bicycles ride large along the way.
Winter passes along before our eyes.
The first cold hands appear.
Slaughtered pigs are hung out to die;
sobering the purple nerves of farmers.
"November" by Gerrit Achterberg
He was spavined all round and he had pidgeon toes
Little pig eyes and a big Roman nose
He was U-necked and old with a long lower jaw
You could tell at a glance he was a regular outlaw.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Pig-eyed and heavy jowled he stood and puffed a big cigar;
As cool as though he ruled the roost in some Montmartre bar.
He seemed to say, "I've got a cinch, a double diamond hitch:
I'll skin this Muscovitish oaf, this Riley Dooleyvitch.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

Soon I was staring into the eyes of a 120-pound pig.
Intrepid Investors Eye Use Of Pig Whipworm Eggs To Quell Crohn's Disease and MS. Gene Marcial, Contributor.
1st confirmed in-state case of H3N2 variant, being carried by pigs, spurs hygienic precautions and warier eye on participants' livestock.
She forced him to look deeply into her "squinty pig eyes," according to him.
SALEM — A bench in front of the In A Pig's Eye restaurant will be allowed to stay.
David Le/Staff Photo A bench in front of In A Pig's Eye Restaurant on the corner of Derby and Daniels streets was temporarily removed due to a noise complaint from a Daniels St resident.
In a pig's eye Dear Editor.
In contemplating the propriety of the proferred Promethean pork project on the Kenai, I've been pondering the deeper meaning to the phrase "in a pig's eye".
Murder in a Pig's Eye.
I have eaten the pork belly, and suddenly I comprehend the zealot's gleam in Heath Putnam's eyes when he implores buyers of his Mangalitsa pigs not to trim the fat.
Nada Surf – "Clear Eye Clouded Mind" (Live @ The Blind Pig).
Nada Surf playing "Clear Eye Clouded Mind" from their new album, Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy, live at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI.
In addition to the Saintly City, Capitol City, and Pig's Eye, nicknames that residents of St Paul use to refer to their star on the map also include St Small.
Intrepid Investors Eye Use Of Pig Whipworm Eggs To Quell Crohn's Disease and MS. Gene Marcial, Contributor.
An expat American in Spain learns to appreciate careta —pig face, with holes where the eyes and snout were—as her tastes evolve along with her sense of self.
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