• The "Hog's Back."
    The "Hog's Back."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hog take greedily; take more than one's share
    • n hog domestic swine
    • n hog a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
    • n hog a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Dip in the Hog's Back A Dip in the Hog's Back
Edging grinder or Hog Edging grinder or Hog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs
    • Hog (Paper Manuf) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made.
    • Hog A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow.
    • Hog (Zoöl) A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suidæ; esp., the domesticated varieties of Sus scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
    • Hog (Naut) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
    • Hog A young sheep that has not been shorn.
    • v. i Hog (Naut) To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; -- said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form.
    • Hog To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse.
    • Hog (Naut) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles
    • n hog A gelded pig; a barrow-pig.
    • n hog An omnivorous non-ruminant mammal of the family Suidœ, suborder Artiodactyla, and order Ungulata; a pig, sow, or boar; a swine. All the varieties of the domestic hog are derived from the wild boar, Sus scrofa. (See boar.) The river-hogs are somewhat aquatic African species of the genus Potamochœrus. The babirussa is a true hog of the same family, Suidœ. See cut under babirussa.
    • n hog Some animal like or likened to a hog, not of the family Suidœ. See wart-hog, Phacochœrus, peccary, and Dicotyles.
    • n hog A sheep shorn in the first year, or just after the first year; a young sheep.
    • n hog A young colt.
    • n hog A bullock a year old.
    • n hog One who has the characteristics of the hog; a mean, stingy, grasping, gluttonous, or filthy person.
    • n hog Nautical, a sort of scrubbing- broom for scraping a ship's bottom under water.
    • n hog A stirrer or agitator in the pulp-vat of a paper-making plant.
    • n hog A shilling, or perhaps a sixpence.
    • hog To cut (the hair) short: as, to hog a horse's mane.
    • hog To scrape (a ship's bottom) under water.
    • hog To carry on the back.
    • hog To droop at both ends, so as to resemble in some degree a hog's back in outline: said of the bottom of a ship when in this condition either through faulty construction or from accident.
    • hog In the manège, to hold or carry the head down, like a hog.
    • n hog In the game of curling, a stone which does not go over the hog-score; also, the hog-score itself.
    • hog In curling, to play, as a stone, with so little force that it does not clear the hog-score.
    • n hog A small locomotive used for hauling cars about mines; a hogback locomotive.
    • n hog A machine for grinding logs.
    • n hog In shipbuilding, the condition of being hogged: generally used quantitatively with reference to the amount of deflection from the normal condition. See hog, intransitive verb, 1.
    • hog To act as greedily and as selfishly as a hog in regard to (something); take more than one's share of; appropriate selfishly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.
    • n Hog hog a general name for swine: a castrated boar: a pig: formerly slang for a shilling: a low filthy fellow
    • v.t Hog to cut short the hair of:—pr.p. hog′ging; pa.p. hogged
    • v.i Hog hog to droop at both ends
    • n Hog hog in curling, a stone which does not pass the hog-score
    • v.t Hog to play such a shot with a curling-stone
    • n Hog hog a young sheep of the second year
    • Hog Also Hog′gerel
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    “A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.”
  • Joel Chandler Harris
    Joel Chandler Harris
    “Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.”


As mad as a wrongly shot hog - (USA) If someone is as mad as a wrongly shot hog, they are very angry. (Same as, Angry as a bear or Angry as a bull).
Go the whole hog - If you go the whole hog, you do something completely or to its limits.
High on the hog - To live in great comfort with lots of money.
Live high off the hog - If you are living high off the hog, you are living lavishly.
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered - (USA) This idiom is used to express being satisfied with enough, that being greedy or too ambitious will be your ruin.
Root hog or die poor - (USA) It's a expression used in the Southern USA that means that you must look out for yourself as no one's going to do it for you. (It can be shortened to 'root hog'. A hog is a pig.)
What can you expect from a hog but a grunt? - (USA) This means that you can't expect people to behave in a way that is not in their character- a 'hog' is a 'pig', so an unrefined person can't be expected to behave in a refined way.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. akin to E. hack, to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch, swine, sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h,. Cf. Haggis Hogget, and Hoggerel


In literature:

These are known as Aelian's wart-hog and the Cape wart-hog.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
They discovered how to make a hog yield four hams.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
My next case was about steelin' a hog.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
After the Project was nearing completion these Land Hogs sold parcels of their land at inflated prices.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
After the wheat harvest the hogs fatten on the acorns.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
The peccary is very like a small hog.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They baked in their earth-ovens hogs and large fish, as also the bread-fruit.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
The suitors, who fear neither god nor man, eat the fat hogs.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
A wild hog bolted for the jungle with distressed grunts.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Can you think why the wild hogs were not as fat as our hogs?
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

In poetry:

I lived upon a little farm,
A happy hog was I,
I never dreamed of any harm
Nor ever thought to die.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
I couldn't understand a word,
All I did was grunt;
You see that's all a hog can do--
It is his only stunt.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
And so we came to Packingtown
Where there were hogs galore,
I never saw so many hogs
In all my life before.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
I will rend and rage and cog,
Rob and ravish till I die;
I will be the Supreme Hog,
And the world shall be my sty.
"The Rhyme Of The Beast" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
The king of Babylon, as Daniel says,
Was to a beast transform'd for seven years:
But, longer far than that, the drunkard stays
Disguis'd, and all his life a hog appears.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
All, alas! by their sins are defil'd, every soul!
Like — we're black and like hogs we are foul,
To Christ we must hasten, to alter our grain,
And scour all our filth, e'er we whiteness can gain.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

New Years Day can't get here any faster for the Arkansas Razorback football team as 2012 has been one steady stream of bad news for the Hogs.
A Hogs fan "since I was in my mama's womb," McDaniel settled in front of her webcam on Sunday to sing a tribute to the Razorbacks after their crushing overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.
Hogs in trouble if they can't run on Tide, CBS' Gary Danielson says.
After injuries delayed his time in the spotlight, Arkansas tackle Zach Tubbs is ready to lead the Hogs' O-line.
The first in a series of statewide meetings on legislative reapportionment is scheduled for 7 tonight at the Oconee County Civic Center on Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville.
Joe's goes whole hog for red snapper .
Jacoby, 53, played for the Redskins between the 1981 and '93 seasons and was a mainstay of the team's famed "Hogs" offensive lines.
From animal health to facilities and breeding stock, pork producers need to focus on reinvesting in their hog systems now that prices have finally returned to profitable levels.
A remote-controlled cart can help producers remove hog carcasses from buildings without the risk of personal injury.
Hog & Corn Comments - 09-19-08.
Grains and hogs retrace from yesterday.
Hogs College World Series Wild Ride Over .
Road Hog debuted at the Prolight+Sound Show March 28-31 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Brees weary of Ronde Barber's ball hogging.
(SHELDON, IA) A bizarre hog theft near Sheldon, Iowa has investigators scratching their heads.

In science:

Let M[G] be the category of Mackey functors over a compact Lie group G, and let HoGS be the homotopy category of G-spectra.
The Equivariant Generating Hypothesis
The restriction of the equivariant homotopy functor πG ∗ (−) : HoGS → M[G] to the subcategory of finite Gspectra is faithful.
The Equivariant Generating Hypothesis
Then, if the functor πG ∗ (−) : HoGS → M[G] is faithful on restriction to the ful l subcategory of finite spectra, it is also ful l on this subcategory.
The Equivariant Generating Hypothesis
Let A(G) be the abelian envelope of the triangulated category HoGS as discussed in Section 2.
The Equivariant Generating Hypothesis
In particular, A(G) is an abelian category with a full embedding HoGS → A(G) such that the image of every G-spectrum is both pro jective and injective.
The Equivariant Generating Hypothesis