Swine's-snout

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Swine's-snout the dandelion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swín, a pig; Ger. schwein, L. sus, Gr. hys.

Usage

In literature:

Lad, lad, thou art a jewel in a wild swine's snout!
"Master Skylark" by John Bennett
The sanctuary of the Lord is built up with untempered mortar, and jewels of gold are degraded to a swine's snout.
"A New Atmosphere" by Gail Hamilton
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout she may well have seemed to him.
"Mariquita" by John Ayscough
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