pork

Definitions

  • "Charlie snatched up one of the legs of pork."
    "Charlie snatched up one of the legs of pork."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pork meat from a domestic hog or pig
    • n pork a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Process of killing and dressing pork Process of killing and dressing pork

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.
    • n Pork The flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's number one producer and consumer of fresh pork is China.
    • n pork A swine; hog; pig; porker.
    • n pork The flesh of swine, used as meat.
    • n pork A stupid, obstinate, or ignorant person; a pig-headed fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
    • n Pork pōrk the flesh of swine:
    • n Pork pōrk (Milt.) a stupid fellow
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Quotations

  • Nikita Khrushchev
    Nikita Khrushchev
    “He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste.”
  • Hariold Lowman
    Hariold Lowman
    “Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.”

Idioms

Pork barrel - Pork barrel politics involves investing money in an area to get political support rather than using the money for the common good.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. porc, L. porcus, hog, pig. See Farrow a litter of pigs, and cf. Porcelain Porpoise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. porc—L. porcus, a hog.

Usage

In literature:

What am I to say to Martha about your taking that pork-pie?
"The New Forest Spy" by George Manville Fenn
When we got back to the house we had a supper of fish and pork, and bread-fruit and other vegetables were placed before us.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Our soldiers needed the hams and the barreled pork, so shortly more hogs came to market.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
They had roast pork for dinner, but it was not so good as civilized hogs produce.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Our guides, in addition, ate a slice of raw pork.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
And up went the price of pork.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Richard Baker, so he informed Mr. Miller, was on his way to Navarre with a load of pork.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
In a small tub he found some salt pork.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
But to it I prefer rancid salt pork.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
She's in pork, but that don't matter.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

Oh the Sauntering Sue fell into the squalls
A-blowing from Portsmouth town;
She was laden with pork and cannon balls,
So it's natural she went down.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin
Sure I blowed my silver fortune for to win her,
Walk away boys, walk away!
And now there's nothing left but pork for dinner,
Away boys, lift and walk away!
"Yangtse River Shanty" by Hamish Maclaren
Louis try hard to tak' hees tam
But w'en he see de fall
Comin' along in a week or so,
All aroun' heem de rain an' snow
An' pork on de bar'l runnin' low,
He don't feel good at all.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
He saved his soul and saved his pork,
With old time preservation;
He did not hold with creosote,
Or new plans of salvation;
He said that "Works would show the man,"
"The smoke-house tell upon the ham!"
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Now I reckon your stomach would grow to your back
If it wa'n't for the cook that keeps fillin' the slack:
With the beans in the box and pork in the tub,
I'm a-wonderin' now, who would fill you with grub?
"Punchin' Dough" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
His farm was well enough, but stones
Kind of stern, ruthless facts is;
An' he jest made out to save a mite,
An' pay his righteous taxes,
An' mebbe tote some flour an' pork
To poor old critters past their work.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Guests recline in high-backed leather executive chairs while taking in the latest first-run release and snacking on elevated pub grub, such as shrimp cocktail and hickory-smoked pork sandwiches.
For Castleton State College freshman Jared Leno, a lunch of mac and cheese and pulled pork -- in a waffle cone -- sure beat his normal sandwich.
Callicrate Beef Steak & Pork.
Posted on April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm by Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief in Pork.
What is it with people and stealing pork.
Pork buns, soup dumplings are a steal at Yang's Dumpling House in Bellevue.
Yang's Dumpling House in the Lake Hills Shopping Center in Bellevue offers good deals on pork buns and dumplings .
Pork tenderloin, silver skin removed.
When Market Grill opened in Soulard in February 2010, its most intriguing dish was a plate of deep-fried pork wings.
Charlie Villapando with chicken pot pie soup and sweet carmelized pork bun.
2 - 2 1/2 pound boneless pork top loin roast (single loin).
Chef Way Jose Garces slowly simmers white beans in a rich pork stock, then combines them with cooked pork butt.
There are catering platters such as BBQ Pulled Pork and Roasted Free Range Chickens.
Pork fillet with extra virgin olive oil bean mash.
IS free-range pork better and safer to eat than conventional pork.
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