Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, the young wild boar, used as a bearing. This bearing is distinguished from the boar by having the tail hanging down and not curled round in a ring.
- n. A young wild boar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Her.) A young wild boar.
- From French marcassin. (Wiktionary)
“This word she imagined must signify something particularly wonderful, since her eyes were compared to it; and being desirous, some time afterwards, to know all the energy of the expression, she asked the meaning of the French word marcassin.”
“The French called them "marcassin," that is, wild boar's eyes.”
“It is also one of the very finest things to eat in the world and as “sanglier” and “marcassin,” the latter young boar, is one of the reasons that make Dijon the place that all good eaters hope to go when they die.”
“In the first row those killed by the king himself were ranged; and he numbered forty-six roe-bucks, and one _marcassin_”
“I was rather taken aback, particularly when the master of the house told me not to be afraid, it was only a marcassin (small wild boar), who had been born on the place, and was as quiet as a kitten.”
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