American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wild pig (Sus scrofa) of Eurasia and northern Africa, having dark dense bristles. It is the ancestor of the domestic hog.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) the European wild hog (Sus scrofa), from which the common domesticated swine is descended.
- n. Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
“And tell me, man of no discrimination and worthy to be fed on boiled cod all the year round, tell me how it comes that your little waitress and her railway clerk come down to Epping Forest to regale themselves on sandwiches made from coal-black, treacle-cured Bradenham ham, which long ago ran as a young wild boar about the woodlands, till death translated it to an incorruptible and more glorious body?”
“There would be sufficient quantities of shoulder of wild boar with pheasant pasties and pigeon pie, but no delicacies such as roasted peacocks or swans, nor poultry either.”
“The tracks of wild boar are all round the shallows between clumps of yellow-green euphorbia and herb Robert.”
“In 1603 the manor and forest had recently been bought by Sir Richard Grobham, an enthusiastic hunter who was to slay the last wild boar in England in 1624.”
“The wild boar of the wood, (Psalms 80: 13) is the common Sus scrofa which is frequently met with in the woody parts of Palestine, especially in Mount Tabor.”
“That you should have killed a wild boar is all but incredible, and makes me expect to see you with a long moustache and green Faeger costume.”
“Her face grew dreamy in remembering: the sweet autumn days in the family estate at Joinville; the mellow colour of the leaves still on the trees, with the low-hanging sun slanting through them; the spicy crackle when she stepped on the leaves which had already fallen; the fresh cider from the apple orchards; the mists in the early morning, rising in the woods during the wild boar hunts .. ..”
“The perfidious voice of flattery reminded him, that by exploits of the same nature, by the defeat of the Nemaean lion, and the slaughter of the wild boar of Erymanthus, the Grecian Hercules had acquired a place among the gods, and an immortal memory among men.”
“When I showed a stuffed snake to a Peccary, the hair rose in a wonderful manner along its back; and so it does with a wild boar when enraged.”
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!
Just kidding. Kind of.
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