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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of farrow.


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  • About a dozen sows had just farrowed, and they snuggled with their piglets in little Quonset huts.

    Principled Pork

  • On the right-hand side are the teats and belly of a sow, just farrowed, fried with sweet wine, oil, flour, lovage, and pepper.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Pigs were farrowed perfect in all their other parts, but without ears.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Her brow farrowed with concern, but she didn't press him.

    Little Girl Found

  • Augusta farrowed twelve piglets and only twice rolled over to squash them; she was considerate enough to leave all six females alive as well as two males Richard intended would be roast suckling pig at Christmas.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The sow has Most Incontinently farrowed in the pantry.

    Drums of Autumn

  • The butter was still immured in the back of the pantry, under the baleful guard of the newly-farrowed sow, but Ian had managed to lean in and snatch a pot of jam from the shelf as I stood by with the broom, jabbing it into the sow's gnashing jaws as she made little darting charges at Ian's legs.

    Drums of Autumn

  • But generally, it is better to take extra piglets away and place them with another recently farrowed sow (or raise the extra piglets on cow's milk).

    Chapter 22

  • They signified a sow had farrowed, and hang there as presents for the guests to carry away with them.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • If Evelyn could have seen him, he would never have farrowed two such prodigious volumes; seeing how much good can be contained in -- how small

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864


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