Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American breed of hogs originating in Ohio in 1840 as the result of crossing several breeds, including the Poland and BigChina. The original Poland-China, a large, coarse animal, was crossed with the Berkshire and the modern breed is a black and white pig that yields a large amount of merchantable meat.

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  • He described a brothers-and-sisters mating experiment that had been conducted with a breed of swine known as Poland China, yielding various symptoms of inbreeding depression after just two generations.

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  • Poland China hog:   Sort of a mini-UN on four legs

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  • Just then Willie Thaw came strolling up from the bunkhouse, trailed by Zeke Ketcham and the big spotted Poland China boar that followed Zeke everywhere.

    Come Again No More

  • Just as he sat down at the table, Eli glanced out the window to see the Poland China boar tagging along after Zeke, snout between his boots.

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  • Just as they were about to head back into the house, Eli thought he heard the big Poland China boar snorting around the side of the veranda.

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  • The average number of Poland China piglets per litter fell sharply; the survival rate among newborn piglets fell sharply; and the sex ratio of newborns shifted toward males, resulting in a shortage of young sows.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Have you ever heard of a Poland China breed of pig?

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  • She liked to watch the big black-and-white Poland China hogs crowd in to feed, squirming and pushing and squealing.

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  • We accumulated 25 brood sows, 800 Duroc and Poland China hogs hundreds of white Leghorns and other chickens, ducks and geese, 9 horses including 3 Tennessee Walkers and 2 Palominos and 2 ponies for the kids and a quarterhorse named Preacher for me.

    Willie

  • For the western country, as a hardy and profitable stock of thrifty hogs, the Berkshire mixed or crossed with the Poland China, would be my choice, but every man has his own notions concerning the breed of his stock.

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