pigsty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pigsty a pen for swine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pigsty A pigpen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pigsty A sty or pen for pigs; a pig-pen.
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Usage

In literature:

You and Sambo may sleep in the pigsty.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
Yes, happily, the pigsty was at the end of the wood-house, and could be reached under cover.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
Between us and the dwelling house there was a disused pigsty.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Oh, that was a pigsty game, Scranton, that about God giving you the Healing Springs, like Moses and the rock!
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
Granaries and cellars, stables and pigsties, pork-barrels and poultry-sheds, were emptied of their contents.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
From a pigsty a few yards away came expectant squeals.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
Wonder if he hasn't got any good plans for a hahnsome pigsty.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
Her father had turned it into a pigsty; but he had left off keeping pigs for some time.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
It is more like a pigsty than anything else.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
An hour later, Calvin was out in the barnyard, leaning over the pigsty, and looking at the finest hogs in the county.
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
In one corner there was a pigsty.
"James Gilmour of Mongolia" by James Gilmour
The pigsties have no more smell than the stables, because the manure is removed, and no garbage is allowed to accumulate.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
In a few minutes a white figure was seen emerging from the pigsty.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
Tom, if you want a job, there's one of the palings of the pigsty broken away.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
They waddled willingly into the pigsty, and stood at attention, quacking.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Suburban kennels and pigsties will not do, as it is necessary that they should reside near enough to their work.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
He had a miserable little room, close by the pigsty, and here he was obliged to stay; and he sat the whole day long and worked.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
They'd seen me jump off the pigsty roof, remember.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
The place looks like a pigsty already.
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
One of the greatest drawbacks to the majority of the pigsties is the absence of ventilation without draught.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
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In poetry:

The junior Sub. blushed crimson red,
Then, to the Sergeant-major, said,
ā€˜Iā€™m quite fed up, and all that rot!
I mean to say a pigsty! What?ā€™
"Orange peel" by J Milton Hayes

In news:

Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is.
Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.
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