Swine-sty

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Swine-sty a pig-sty
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

She therefore led Ulysses out of the back entrance of the palace, and showed him the swine in their sty.
"Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mayst thou thrive better than I in this swine-sty!
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She therefore led Ulysses out of the back entrance of the palace, and showed him the swine in their sty.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
And after they had made the sty for the swine, they proceeded to Math the son of Mathonwy, at Caerdathyl.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)"
Howbeit one place is there wherein would I never seek for such a man as thou, and that is in the swine-sty.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
But the hiding-place wherein thou must lie Is the cave underneath the swine in the sty.
"Tales of a Wayside Inn" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They think only of how they may live unto themselves, like swine in the sty.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
She therefore led Ulysses out of the back entrance of the palace, and showed him the swine in their sty.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is fitting that the world should know out of what a sty, and by what swine, Shelley was expelled from Oxford.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
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In poetry:

?Hakon Jarl! for the love I bear thee
Neither shall shame nor death come near thee!
But the hiding-place wherein thou must lie
Is the cave underneath the swine in the sty."
Thus to Jarl Hakon
Said Thora, the fairest of women.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf III. -- Thora Of Rimol" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow