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sucking pig

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sucking pig an unweaned piglet
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Usage

In literature:

A whole sucking-pig adorned the table.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Such a nice little clean sucking-pig!
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
He sent Confucius a sucking pig.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
They sit down to the sucking pig.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
At supper-time, Gringalet did not show any repugnance to the flesh of the armadillo, the taste of which reminded Lucien of sucking-pig.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Sucking pig was my favorite dish.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Galantine is occasionally made of sucking pig, and is very popular in France.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Mrs Jervis is going to send him a sucking-pig one day this week.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
The flesh of young animals, as of lamb, veal, and sucking pigs, supplies us with a still less stimulating food.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
A sucking-pig, like a young child, must not be left for an instant.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
A fawn, like a sucking pig, should be dressed almost as soon as it is killed.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
He said, "everyone eats it on New Year's Day," and so I perceived it to be "sucking pig.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
The first thing that he happened to meet was a sucking pig that had rambled from its mother, and was basking in the sun.
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
He was not much bigger than a sucking-pig.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
They said it was only sucking-pig, but I knew better.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Of solid meats the favourite dish was a roast sucking pig, elegantly garnished.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
The sucking pig has been deemed a dainty dish even from Roman times.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
THE COW, THE SUCKING PIG, AND PURGATORY.
"The Little Gleaner, Vol. X." by Various
Added to this there was a sucking pig, obtained none knew whence, but nevertheless most welcome.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Sucking-pig being the favourite Christmas dinner in this land of sunshine, by far the larger space was allotted to the swine.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
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In poetry:

The pig upon the table laid,
The solemn umpire shook his head.
"A sucking pig's a feeble pleader,
He'll neither follow nor be leader."
"Justice" by William Hutton
The second earned the name of prig,
The first the epithet of prude;
The third, as merry as a grig,
On melon and on sucking pig
Feasts with the Great White Brotherhood.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
Beneath the vine tree and the fig
Where mortal cares may not intrude,
On melon and on sucking pig
Although their brains are bright and big
Banquet the Great White Brotherhood.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
The patchwork halves were cloven as they scudded
The wild pigs' wood, and slime upon the trees,
Sucking the dark, kissed on the cyanide,
And loosed the braiding adders from their hairs,
Rotating halves are horning as they drill
The arterial angel.
"My World Is Pyramid" by Dylan Thomas