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razorback

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj razorback having a sharp narrow back "a razor-backed horse","razorback hogs"
    • n razorback any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
    • n razorback a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Razorback rā"zẽr*băk` (Zoöl) The rorqual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n razorback A rorqual, finfish, or finner-whale, of the family Balænopteridæ.
    • n razorback A hog whose back has somewhat the form of a sharp ridge. This formation, accompanied by long legs, is characteristic of breeds of hogs that have long been allowed to run wild in woods and waste places and feed upon mast, wild fruits, etc. The flesh of such swine, particularly that of the hams, is usually of superior quality for the table.
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Usage

In literature:

The little-boned Berkshire razorback hogs grew so large and fat and heavy that their bones broke under their weight.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
North-west of Porter's Range, and between it and the razorback, were two small peaks.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
The Razorback range is a very remarkable feature in this part of the country.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
This was declined, but after we crossed the Tongue Captain Scott said he would like to change sledges at the Little Razorback.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The scrub and "razorback" hogs are very unprofitable, and require an undue amount of food to produce a pound of gain.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Finally I struck a circus, and got an engagement as a razorback.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
The friendly razorback hogs under the mail hack make a picture with a heavy foreground.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
Massa raised lots of hawgs, what am Berkshires and Razorbacks.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
He got to the crest of one wave and rode it in, surfing over a razorback reef.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
All about us was the forest primeval, where roamed some sparse herds of cattle, razorback hogs, and the wild beasts.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
The back is distinctly ridged towards the tail, prompting the common name "razorback" whale.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
I duv under the porch so quick that I clean scairt the life outen six razorbacks and seventeen hens that was diggin' 'round under it.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
This is not the only way that the razorback gets in his work, and a good bit of work they get in too.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Dey uses razorbacks fo' de mos' part in makin' po'k.
"The Corner House Girls on a Tour" by Grace Brooks Hill
He sat grimly in the observation car, reviewing a dispiriting landscape set with swamps, razorbacks, buzzards, and niggers.
"Quick Action" by Robert W. Chambers
All would even then have been well had it not been for the curiosity of this hungry-looking razorback.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason
By many, a butchered two-hundred-pound porker is thought to be better than a live razorback.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
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In news:

Arkansas' game against Tennessee inside Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday will begin at 5 pm and be aired on ESPN2.
We Arkansas Razorback fans have suffered through a miserable season this year.
This marks the 3rd year in a row for the Razorbacks to travel to Jonesboro.
This morning on Monica's Twitter report, she shared a story about Brad Paisley burning the Arkansas Razorback floor mat owned by Eden's Edge.
The Razorbacks (16-9) took any suspense out of the game early,building a 43-6 lead and shooting 63 percent in the first half.
Twas' The Week Before Christmas… Razorback Style.
A poster by the screen name of "countryboar" on my favorite Razorback website, HogCall.com, sat down and re-wrote this old classic.
A little poem for Razorback fans.
The Arkansas Razorbacks ' 2012 football schedule has been released.
Win Willy Willing Winner in Razorback .
Win Willy comes home strong to win the Razorback .
Reynolds Razorback Stadium is an American football stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas and serves as the home field of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team since its opening in 1938.
There are other "wild" razorbacks in the lake as well but rare as hen's teeth.
Chances are, though, that most of these razorbacks the government has spent years raising will be gobbled up long before they can reproduce.
Even the biggest razorbacks aren't safe from stripers that can weigh up to 60 pounds.
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