Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A swine of the genus Phacochœrus, of which there are several species, the best-known being the halluf of North Africa, P. æliani, and the vlack-vark of South Africa, P. æhiopicus.

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Examples

  • In Xaranna two days earlier, our guides, following tracks in the dirt and the alarm calls of other animals, had impressively led us to a young female leopard; we saw her testing her hunting skills on a wart-hog that was too big and experienced to land in her grasp.

    Lions, Leopards and Luxury

  • I saw that it was a big wart-hog, and began to think.

    Prester John

  • Now, I argued, he would choose a safe place, for the wart-hog, hideous though he is, is a wise beast.

    Prester John

  • I was not the only one who was wallowing in sentiment like a wart-hog in a mud bath; even Kratas and Remrem and Astes, for all their hardbitten and cavalier attitudes which they usually cultivated so assiduously, were grinning like idiots, and I swear I saw more than one pair of wet eyes in their ranks.

    River God

  • Only the implicitly violent took his attention: the vultures, the hyena, the wart-hog, the possibility of lion and the scarcity of cheetah.

    Smokescreen

  • The shot was repeated so many times, and Dan smashed so many bones, that I was afraid we were going to run out of wart-hog (or tapir) skulls.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • Then he motioned to the driver to go on and the car moved slowly along, the driver avoiding wart-hog holes and driving around the mud castles ants had built.

    The Short Stories

  • This is very poor stuff and worthy only of a creature who combines with the intellectual development of a gorilla the pachymenia of the rhinoceros and the dental physiognomy of the wart-hog.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914

  • Meanwhile, in view of this competition, the wart-hog would be glad to hear of a really reliable cure for warts.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914

  • Neither showed any disposition to exercise that gift of speech which places Man in a class of his own, above the ox, the ass, the common wart-hog, and the rest of the lower animals.

    The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories

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