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  • You will find there is vexation, and liveliness and much of it, in the centre of the dog-killing yard when the sun cooks your sore joints till the grease of the leanness of you bubbles like the tender fat of a cooked sucking-pig.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • This fish is, as far as my knowledge extends, unique in one respect, for it contains twelve bones resembling the knuckle-bones of a sucking-pig, linked together like a chain in its belly.

    The Defense

  • They served first for a cold course white sucking-pig with horse-radish cream, then a rich and very hot cabbage soup with pork on it, with boiled buckwheat, from which rose a column of steam.

    The Wife

  • It is only one short verst; instead of lenten oil, I will give you sucking-pig and kasha.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Her husband was with her, a fat red-faced man, with large hands and feet, white eye-lashes, and an immovable smile on his thick lips; his wife never spoke to him in company, but at home, in moments of tenderness, she used to call him her little sucking-pig.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • Tilly sent me over the loveliest little sucking-pig this morning.

    Australia Felix

  • A sucking-pig: its flesh should taste as tender as could be.

    Lysistrata

  • Our dinner was provided for us, the Greens sending stuffed sucking-pig and others crowberry open tarts.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

  • No less than four dinners were sent us today, three plates of stuffed mutton and one of sucking-pig.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

  • The greatest delicacy is the stuffed sucking-pig which takes the place of our turkey.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

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