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  • While all about me the riders smiled, laughed, grunted porcinely – I was struck down and immersed in the darkness of gloom.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Yet I can always pray that I'm completely wrong and that the world isn't as porcinely obtuse as it sincerely appears to me to be.

    The winds and the Piacenza Liver

  • Von Lappus snorted porcinely, shifted his bulk, opened his small blue eyes, fixed Kurt with his stare.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • "Yes, if like pig-weed he mows it down soon as it shoots," porcinely rubbing his stubble-chin against his coon-skins.

    The Confidence-Man

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  • swinishly, piggishly

    April 26, 2011

  • The effort of every novelist, and the demand of all but the most porcinely voracious of novel readers, is for as true and complete a representation of human nature as the insight and skill of the novelist enable him to compass. -- p. 563 of H.D. Traill's, The Novel of Manners, pp. 561-576 in The Nineteenth Century, a Monthly Review, Vol. 18, No. CI, 1885, edited by James Knowles.

    April 25, 2011