boar

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boar an uncastrated male hog
    • n boar Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH
THE BOAR AND THE ASS THE BOAR AND THE ASS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boar bōr (Zoöl) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boar The male of swine (not castrated).
    • n boar A military engine used in the middle ages.
    • n boar Same as halluf.
    • boar Male: as, a boar squirrel.
    • boar Obsolete spelling of bore, bore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boar bōr the male of swine, or its flesh
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Idioms

Drunker than a peach orchard boar - (USA) Southern US expression - Very drunk, as when a boar would eat fermented peaches that have fallen from the tree.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bar, bor, bore, AS. bār,; akin to OHG. pēr, MHG. bēr, G. bär, boar (but not bär, bear), and perh. Russ. borov', boar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bár; Dut. beer; Ger. bär.

Usage

In literature:

They eat fish and flesh, including that of wild boars, but not fowls or beef, and they do not drink liquor.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The animals sacred to her are the hind, dog, bear, and wild boar.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
For an hour they strove fiercely, thrusting, striking and parrying like two great boars in a forest clearing.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
And so, Piang, no true Mohammedan will eat the flesh of the wild boar.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
The boar staggered blindly, instinctively, back to the dense, concealing jungle.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
There are plenty of boars to kill, and I would rather slay them than Englishmen.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
But it is too big for a boar.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
It is scarcely necessary to add that he took the longer road on that occasion, and gave a very wide berth indeed to the Blue Boar.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
The wild boar of India, however, is in some respects different from that of Europe; and naturalists generally class it as a distinct species.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
You, my Lord, are the boar; big, clumsy, brutal!
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
They vary in fineness, softness, length, and strength, from the finest Merino wool to the rigid bristles of the wild boar.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
There, hid in thickest shades, lay an huge boar.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Borden (boar), Dibden (deep), Sugden (Mid.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
For meat the Champions ate the flesh of the boar Saehrimnir; every day the boar was killed and cooked, and every morning it was whole again.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Each tusk is as long as a knife, and so sharp that a tiger does not always care to fight with a boar.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
It was a scar that came where a wild boar had once torn the flesh when Odysseus was hunting on Parnassos.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
It is a remarkable fact that the boars of all domesticated breeds have much shorter tusks than wild boars.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
When I sent away the wild boar, the waiter could stand it no longer.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
There remains the wild boar.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Sir Edward de la Hale was hunting wild boar with his son in the forest hard by.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
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In poetry:

Beside the bank
of Boar River
I carefully combed your hair;
eye stars flash,
flower lips smile,
cheeks turn ruby red.
"Journey's End" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
In Hunting of the foaming Boar,
Sure ne'er was fitter Place;
Odzooks! could you but then have seen,
The Joy in ev'ry Face.
"The Royal Chace" by Cornelius Arnold
But by there came a mighty boar,
His jowl and tushes red with gore,
And on his curled snout he bore
A bracelet rich and rare O!
"The Young Knight: A Parable" by Charles Kingsley
The wild horse from the herd is plucked
To bear a saddle's weight;
The boar is one keeps covert, and
The wolf runs with a mate.
"Wild Ass" by Padraic Colum
They buckled then together so,
Like unto wild boares rashing,
And with their swords and shields they ran
At one another slashing.
"Sir Lancelot Du Lake" by Thomas Percy
The wild boar to the sun-dried swamp
The red crane to her reed,
And the Romany lass to the Romany lad,
By the tie of a roving breed.
"The Gipsy Trail" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Boar 's Night Out wins big in contest.
Boar 's Night Out again hogged the glory in a field of 63 competitors in Tunica as the 2012 Smokin' Aces BBQ Championship contest grand winners.
Boar 's Night Out won the Smokin' Aces grand champion distinction last year with the highest score in the pork rib category.
Wild Boar Farms, a roadside farm stand worth pulling over for.
Dream comes true for young boar hunter.
How many 8-year-olds have you ever known to harvest a 300-pound wild boar .
Boar 's Head Beef Frankfurters.
Boar 's Head Pork and Beef Frankfurters.
Boar 's head skinless beef frankfurters.
An Arrow/Broadhead Combination that Kills Wild Boars .
I had exit wounds on all three of the boars I shot and complete pass-throughs on two of them.
The hype for Butcher & the Boar has been unreal.
Firstly, I want to congratulate the winners for District 88 School boar.
Berlin is known as the "wild boar capital" in Germany, with thousands of the animals roaming its residential neighborhoods.
Berlin Calls On Volunteer Hunters To Cull Wild Boars.
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In science:

On the other side, the PrRAM showed to be of sufficient high level to let us design the algorithms of this thesis avoiding the boaring specifications that usually arise when dealing directly with the Turing machine model.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
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