River-hog

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • River-hog the capybara
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rivière (It. riviera, shore, river)—Low L. riparia, a shore district—L. ripa, a bank.

Usage

In literature:

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
He's truculent but not very big, and some day, if I stop on, I'll pitch the hog into the river.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
Capybara, or River Hog.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
I liked you when you faced that great river-hog.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
One afternoon I had wounded a good wart-hog across the river, and had gone downstream to find a dry way over.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
Senor Ortiz went down to Pecos town and bought some hogs, drove them up the river, and turned them into his alfalfa field to fatten.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
A block-house was garrisoned at Hog Island for the purpose of telegraphing shipping arrived in the river.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The lower parts of James river, from Hog island downwards to the capes, and round Point Comfort to Back river.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
Behind her, green pines, two babies, and a hog-backed bridge spanning a bottle-green river running over blue boulders.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
You'd hog the river on us, would you?
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
RIVER-HOG, African, tusks and knobs of the, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Undisturbed by hogs or river tramps, we slept soundly until seven, the following morning.
"Historic Waterways--Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
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In poetry:

Loud-squealing hogs above, below
They formed a seething river,
For men may come and men may go
But hogs go on forever.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Upon the hottest days I'd go
And flounder in the river--
I thought that hogs might come and go,
But I would live forever.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

The Elk River-based Harley Owners Group (HOGs) will make an encore appearance at this year's Elk River Independence Day celebration.
River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs.
Joe McCarthy's grandfather remembers when the Park " Hog " River used to run through downtown Hartford.
1 million from hog farm case to help Waccamaw River.
A southeastern Minnesota hog farmer has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty for discharging manure into waters that flow into the Zumbro River.
A young red river hog at the Berlin Zoo.
A young red river hog named Thomu, an animal which is also known as a bush pig, stands next to his mother, Dagamba in their habitat at the Berlin zoo on August 12.
1) River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs La Valse de Kaplan.
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