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  • noun A young pig.

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  • noun A young pig; pigling.

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  • noun a young pig


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pig +‎ -let diminutive suffix.


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  • September 28th, 2009 10: 55 pm ET the piglet is so cute!!! history in the making on 360??? never! awesomeness!

    Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/28/09 2009

  • This little sea piglet is one of 15 animals Web Ecoist chose as the top strangest animals.

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  • It approaches - and nothing can stop it ... piglet is ...

    It approaches - and nothing can stop it...piglet is ... ASTUTE deep_bluze 2005

  • Note that you are already devolving into ad hom with "piglet"

    "Wearing an overcoat but gloveless on a frigid morning, Mr. Obama invoked a speech Lincoln gave here..." Ann Althouse 2007

  • (AP) - A conservative think tank has rolled out a "piglet" book that outlines what the group calls wasteful spending at all levels of Nevada government along with a call for greater transparency in public finances. - Latest News 2008

  • I use bought and home made worm farms in the back garden here in Perth’s northern suburbs to take care of everything putrescible from our kitchen, and my wife Janny is a rare lass who prepares the greater proportion of everything from basics having now identified myself as a male chauvinistic piglet, meaning we generate a lot of compostibles, from peelings to leftovers and everything in between.

    Friday Kirsty 2008

  • The fact that this miraculous profit generation was not even questioned by * anybody* among the so-called expert crowds is proof that whatever rationality there has been in economic theory has given way to Voodoo superstition. piglet Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Finance Economy 2009

  • Finance facilitates the rest of the modern economy. piglet Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Finance Economy 2009

  • The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission recommended a new federal tax on all transit tickets, similar to the tax imposed on plane tickets, to help supplement revenues from the gas tax and sales taxes. piglet Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Transit Cuts Map 2009

  • Radu Sigheti/Reuters A Roma woman brought a roasted piglet to the table during a gathering of the ethnic Roma minority in Costesti.

    Emerging Europe: The Week in Photos 2011


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  • recurring character in a nauseating children's book involving, among other beasts, a bear.

    January 27, 2008