Hog's-back

Definitions

  • The "Hog's Back."
    The "Hog's Back."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hog's-back (Geol) A hogback.
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A Dip in the Hog's Back A Dip in the Hog's Back

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hog's-back a back rising in the middle: a ridge of a hill of such shape—also Horseback
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. hogge, a gelded hog, prob. from hack, to cut; others derive from W. hwch, a sow, Bret. houch, hoch.

Usage

In literature:

I've got the young hogs to sell, and I'll fetch back the corn-meal from Hickson's.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Thus the river in the gorge below runs parallel to the long hog's back of mountain.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
To a cockney who had never seen higher ground than the Hog's Back in Surrey, an account of Snowdon must have appeared exciting.
"Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome K. Jerome
In the meantime the company of pursuers had reached the end of the hog's- back elevation which dominated this part of the down.
"Wessex Tales" by Thomas Hardy
She's a schooner, and she's off there on the Hog's Back.
"Cap'n Eri" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
A quarter of an hour later Louise was seated in the car, while Mead drove her along the broad highway over the Hog's Back into Guildford.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
I was aboard the Hog's Back lightship, that's where I was.
"Galusha the Magnificent" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Uncle George asked me to go with himself and the nine along Hog's Back.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
Next moment the front cribs struck the "hog's-back" shoal.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
Occasionally they came back, after talking about seeding and the price of hogs, to the discussion of the dead man's affairs.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
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In news:

Well, in honor of the Muddy Creek 4-H's 1st annual Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser Hog Roast, I thought I'd go back to the Recipe Vault.
Ex-Hog back in women's 200.
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