• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hog-pen a pig-sty
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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.


In literature:

I got her in leetle shed by hog-pen.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
There was keen rivalry amongst plantations as to which should show the finest pen of fattening hogs.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
But wi' her, my respec' fer your hog-pen ends.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
From a pen nearby echoed the grunts of a hog too fat to breathe without disturbing the neighborhood.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Skiddy said it was a hog-pen.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Yes, that's it, a hog pen.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was half a dug-out on the hillside, and suggested as much care as a hog pen.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
This trunk is placed in the door of the pen, and two men are required to hold it and ring the hogs.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Though, by the way, this hog-pen seems filled with a parcel of wild boars, which we appear not overfond to meddle with.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
All over the world the nauseous effluvia from the vast Teutonic hog-pen is being detected and recognised.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
I'll drop it over in the old hog-pen till later.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
The author has seen in the Temple of Honan, at Canton, China, a pen of "sacred" hogs!
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
He will say I have turned it into a hog-pen.
"The Hills of Refuge" by Will N. Harben
I allow I ain't fit for party calls at a hog pen just about now.
"The Trail of the Axe" by Ridgwell Cullum
The miser who heaps up gains tew gloat over iz like a hog in a pen fatted for a show.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
I'll fix it so you'll never build anything bigger than a hog-pen again as long as you live!
"The City of Numbered Days" by Francis Lynde
One of Bailey's hogs had sneaked out of its pen and is rooting around.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
Also a large hog house, conveniently divided into pens with bins for grain.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 12, March 22, 1884" by Various
Do I think on the hog-pen when I eat a crisped rasher?
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
I declare this "hog-pen," as Thompson called it, seems like home.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne

In news:

Records document top reproductive performance and lower sow mortality rates as Goldsboro Hog Farms' 72,000 sows thrive in pens.
The Oregon farm where 69 year old Terry Vance Garner's partial remains were found in the hog pen.
When they got too big to trust - hogs will eat a young 'un, we were told - we stood outside the pen and scratched their backs with a garden hoe.
A yorkshire hog sits in its holding pen at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
In this April 30, 2002, file photo a commercial market hog stands in a pen in a hog lot near Panora, Iowa.