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  • n. Plural form of pigpen.


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  • With many mouths to feed but a good deal of free labor -- Kenny is the youngest of nine children -- the family cast about for a new business opportunity and started breeding guppies in the concrete pigpens.

    Swimming Upstream

  • He declined to let me have a look at the pigpens to verify the age-old rumor that pigs are kept on wooden slats in order to get around the law that they cannot be raised on the Holy Land.

    Jan McGirk: Swine Flu Outbreak in Israel?

  • It's an automatic system to flush the pigshit out of the pigpens.

    How To Deal With Pirates (American, not Somalian)

  • When I was 9, the Cultural Revolution began, and they were sent to clean pigpens and be barefoot doctors.

    Lament For China's Past

  • Like most of the 6,000 pig farmers in Malaysia, a country where the Muslim majority considers pork haram, or untouchable, she and her family have lived in an isolated world of primitive, wooden pigpens.

    Burying The Bacon

  • Leaning against the pigpens in Romton market-place was a wizened old Irishman, obviously a tramp.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • There were a half dozen pigpens, most of which had signs of being occupied until the past few days.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • There were stables and pigpens with all the smells that one might expect.


  • Goodbye, Gaius Marius, you upstart from the pigpens of Arpinum, you non-Roman.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Outside the pigpens, swineherds were stirring a great jarful of the blood of the freshly slaughtered pigs, to keep it from coagulating.

    The Name of the Rose


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