Definitions

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  • n. A little or young pig; a piglet.

Etymologies

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From pig +‎ -ling.

Examples

  • Brooking no contrary opinion on the point, George decided the date of the execution of the pigling, foretelling a rare feast, and, of course, Ned and Lucy did their share of anticipatory gloating.

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  • George ignored the piccaninny, but took the pigling to his heart, ever and anon assuring the community that very soon it would be fat and tender.

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  • As its fat increased the squeaks of the pigling mellowed into throaty grunts.

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  • Through the undergrowth, Ned in advance, we struggled as fast as lawyer vines, the prickly raspberry (almost as obstructive as barbed wire), saplings and shrubs interwoven with creepers permitted; for did not humanity and love for delicately-fed pigling demand that the fugitive should not be altogether wasted on the dogs?

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  • The pigling squeaked when hungry (which was seldom), grunted when satisfied, snored when asleep (which was often) and spent all the time putting on fat; and its foster-parent saw more of beauty in its rapidly rotunding figure than did Lucy in her wrinkled and crumpled offspring.

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  • Imprisoned in an improvised hutch, well padded and bedded with blady grass, the pigling forgot its brief experience of freedom, finding consolation in a diet of coco-nut milk.

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  • Just as George had become reconciled to the loss of the pigling the piccaninny vanished — not alone either.

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  • About a month before the advent of the pigling, Lucy had made

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  • Every black grinned like “Debil-debil,” for there was not one but knew that the perfidious Ned, and Lucy and the giddy piccaninny had eaten the pigling.

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  • Ned, whose theory it was that the pigling was still alive, but too frightened to respond to affectionate and soothing calls.

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