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n. A piggin.


 - n. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. (Zool.) Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera. An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine. One who is hoggish; a greedy person.


 - Masked pig. (Zool.) See under Masked.


 - Pig bed (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from a smelting furnace is cast into pigs.


 - Pig iron, cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as it comes from the smelting furnace.


 - Pig yoke (Naut.), a nickname for a quadrant or sextant.


 - A pig in a poke a blind bargain; something bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value being known.


 - vb. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

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