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Pig-sticking

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pig-sticking Boar hunting; -- so called by Anglo-Indians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pig-sticking The sport of hunting wild boars, the huntsman being mounted and armed with a spear.
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Usage

In literature:

Hanging on these sticks were the skulls and jawbones of men, pigs and crocodiles.
"Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines" by H. Wilfrid Walker
Thus do the Rajputs stick pigs.
"The Day's Work, Volume 1" by Rudyard Kipling
Oxen stampeding, men running, blacks sticking 'em like pigs in the back with their assegais.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
Because it is not usual for a son to stick his father as though he were a farmyard pig.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
The Captain he shot tigers, and the Russian he did his best at pig-sticking.
"The Argosy" by Various
Another matter in which he was specially interested was pig-sticking.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
We libed in log houses wid sand floors an' stick an' dirt chimneys an' we warn't 'lowed ter have no gyarden, ner chickens, ner pigs.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
He took the precaution of having a thick pointed stick in readiness, should the pig attempt to charge him.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Blind people were shut in an inclosed space in the market place with a pig as a prize, which they were to beat with sticks.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
No more pig-sticking or tiger-shooting, eh?...
"Baboo Jabberjee, B.A." by F. Anstey
The pigs were afraid of the sharp stick and kept away from it.
"Little Wizard Stories of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
There was a beautiful pig at Hendon, which I used to rub with my stick.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
That winter Clive got hurt while pig-sticking in Morocco, being but an indifferent spear.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
They have excellent horses, or ponies, and are adepts at pig-sticking.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
OF RELIGION, POLITICS, AND PIG-STICKING, AND THE INCARNATION OF THE CITY AMONG SHAMBLES.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
We gathered sticks and built little fires, and had a grand feast of roast pig.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
She'll hardly come pig-sticking into the middle of Swabia.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
The Prince took part in the pig-sticking, which he greatly enjoyed.
"George Alfred Henty" by George Manville Fenn
It is possible that, on the southern plains, pig-sticking might be attempted.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
Many are the prize spears he has won on hardly-contested pig-sticking expeditions.
"Ladies in the Field"
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In poetry:

"Oh, father, father, list to me;
The Pig is deadly sick,
And men have hung him by his heels,
And fed him with a stick."
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Go home to your pigs and your ricks,
My hands of the matter I've rinsed."
So they take up their hats and their sticks, .
And EXEUNT AMBO, convinced.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

We've all heard the story of the third Little Pig, who foiled the hyperventilating wolf by building his house out of bricks, rather than with straw or sticks as his brothers had done.
Leave it to little pigs to build homes out of sticks and straw.
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