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  • n. Plural form of farrow.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of farrow.


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  • Their trunks at the base measured twenty feet in circumference, and their bark was covered by a network of farrows containing a red, sweet-smelling gum.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Perhaps I have two farrows of pigs ready for the chapman; perhaps I have ten stones of wool waiting for the factor.

    Lorna Doone

  • I passed by a moor on my left, then a moory hillock on my right; the way was broken and stony; all traces of the good roads of Wales had disappeared; the habitations which I saw by the way were miserable hovels into and out of which large sows were stalking, attended by their farrows.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Lying among the farrows, the soldiers slept with the horses, heads bowed, eyes closed.

    The Underdogs, a Story of the Mexican Revolution

  • They visited the sow and her farrows -- a family group which Captain Cai pronounced to be "very comfortable-lookin '."

    Hocken and Hunken

  • Otherwise we are in the breeding yards, among the litters and the farrows.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 3

  • In this country the pig has usually two litters, or farrows, in a year, the breeding seasons being April and October; and the period the female goes with her young is about four months, — 16 weeks or 122 days.

    The Book of Household Management

  • St. Anthony was the patron of husbandry, his name was given in a sort of bitter derision to the starveling that constituted his dues; for whether there are ten or fifteen farrows to the litter, the Anthony is always the last of the family to come into the world.

    The Book of Household Management

  • This was the wretch whom Faustus saw; and his heart rejoiced when he contemplated the paleness of his cheeks, and the farrows which anguish and despair had made in his brow.

    Faust's Leben, Thaten und Höllenfahrt. English

  • She shall have twins for it next Easter; the sow farrows then anyhow. "

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete


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