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  • adj. Resembling a hog or some aspect of one; piglike.


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hog +‎ -like


  • Had a kid in class fall asleep this week who then proceeded to suffer from what must have been terrible sleep apnea, based on the grunting, hoglike snuffles that he graced us with before finally jolting himself awake.

    Some of my students are completely invisible.

  • Listen for—the locomouvelike bellow of a male, the plaintive moan of a female, and an assortment of croaks, barks, whines, and hoglike grunts.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Tall, thin, high-backed, and sharp-nosed, these porcine [Footnote: Porcine: relating to swine; hoglike.] victims tottered to their doom, with dismal wailings, and not a vestige of spirit till the trials and excitement of the day goaded them to rebellion, when their antics furnished fun for the public.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • His eyes, as they fell upon his visitor, were hoglike, nearly buried in sallow folds of skin.

    Kid Wolf of Texas

  • It was dense with living creatures, larvae, horrible shapes with waving tendrils, white withered things restless and famished, hoglike faces, monstrosities.

    AE in the Irish Theosophist

  • Tapir TAY-purr: n. any of several large, hoofed, hoglike mammals of tropical America and the Malayan peninsula. rss feed


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