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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pig-faced looking like a pig
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pecg; Dut. bigge, big.


In literature:

I have, for instance, a slight drawing of a heavy pig-faced farmer admiring with his wife a fat pig in its stye.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
Pig was placed, facing Judge Dooly's seat.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
One man expressed his feelings when he said that he would never be able to look a pig in the face again.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
I wouldn't trust that pig-faced villain across a ten-acre lot with a ten-cent piece!
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
The putty-faced boy inside the store stirred in his blankets, muttered something about "them pigs," and went to sleep again.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
In the town you are misunderstood and there is nobody to understand you, because, as you know, it is full of Gogolian pig-faces.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
Don't you remember how you cured the King and Queen of all the wounds the hedge-pig made by rolling itself on to their faces in the night?
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Bacon, pig's face, and other articles may be treated in the same manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
She burrowed her face in the pillow and cried hard, and then turned over on her pig-tails and sobbed awhile.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Chicken Little whacked her heels against the logs and made a face at the nearest pig to relieve her feelings.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
The wolf and pig struggled together in his face.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not the man who blackens his face, and cuts down trees, and kills pigs and wounded men.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What did he expect, the pig-faced lady?
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
On the verge of the deep valley we presently descried a countless pig-faced army, laying waste the rising crops.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
Bearded like a savage Englishman, his face might have been that of an animal, and his cunning eyes those of a pig.
"The Great White Army" by Max Pemberton
Now and then a dog trotted in to salute the players' poodles; now and then the quaint face of a pig looked between the legs of its master.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Pig-Iron Peel's face grew black with righteous indignation as he listened to the recital.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears
Hurry up; don't stand there like a stuck pig, with your sulky putty face.
"The Threatening Eye" by Edward Frederick Knight
It was a dwarfed, tubby figure with a face like a pig, perfectly naked, in a strong bright light.
"Ghostly Phenomena" by Elliot O'Donnell
Some people say she's pig-faced.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In poetry:

Her face is like a winther's sun, an' varra near as big;
Hoo's arms as red as any hep, an' fat as Kesmus pig.
No cheeany chops or donkey fringe, or flimsy pride to swell her;
Hoo's fourteen stooan if hoo's a peawnd—yon lass o' top o' Mellor.
"Yon Lass O' Top O' Mellor" by John Pickup
The Captains sailed in rotten ships, with often rotten crews,
Because their lands were ignorant and meaner than the ooze;
With money furnished them by Greed, or by ambition mean,
When they had crawled to some pig-faced, pig-hearted king or queen.
"The Captains" by Henry Lawson

In news:

There was never a better reason for, well, pigging out and stuffing your face.
Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty .
One of Britain's biggest toy distributors is facing a glum Christmas, despite the best efforts of Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam.
Gophers' game vs Iowa about goalposts, the pig and getting sand kicked in your face.
Feral swine face a new threat in the Pacific Northwest – the wrath of the Oregon, Washington and Idaho Invasive Species Councils – who have launched a "Squeal on Pigs" campaign.
The pig face is local.
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.
The first time I ate pig face was at a bar in Cuenca.
ELK GROVE, Calif – Police said brothers were trying to slaughter a pig for a family party when the pig bucked, the rifle they were using went off and one of the brothers was shot in the face, according to CBS Sacramento.
Tasked with being the guinea pig in various experiments to demonstrate the extreme physiological challenges our animals face.
Every pork production system faces the challenge of what to do when it's clear that young pigs won't recover from disease, weakness or trauma and need to be euthanized in a timely, humane and safe manner.