Pigging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 88 pages
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Familiar Quotations PiggingBulls get rich, bears get rich, but pigs get slaughtered An Irishman is never at his best except when fighting.ndash;Irish ProverbWe're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.ndash;Tennessee Williams Use in Literature PiggingBut more interesting than officers, ladies, mules, or pigs, were my colored brothers and sisters, because so unlike the respectable members of society I'd known in moral Boston.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Hospital Sketches.Genteel pigs, with an extra curl to their tails, promenaded in pairs, lunching here and there, like gentlemen of leisure.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Hospital Sketches.Somebody said we got on so badly because we had thirteen pigs on board; another said it was because we caught so many birds, and I had caught no less than fourteen albatrosses and four Cape pigeons.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.The pigs thrived so well down here that we could almost see them growing; on arrival at the Barrier we had no fewer than nine alive.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Pigs are the general scavengers in the Cypriote villages, and the flesh of these filthy feeders is much esteemed by the Christian inhabitants during the winter months.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.Thus the outside, especially the neighbourhood of the various entrances, was excessively filthy, and my donkeys actually fattened as scavengers, like pigs.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.After a short preliminary palaver, a feast of baked pigs and various roots was spread before us; of which we partook sparingly, and then proceeded to business.ndash;R.M. Ballantyne in The Coral Island (A Tale Of The Pacific Ocean).If it had been an ordinary trader, now, he would have taken as many o' the pigs as he required and sent the ship with all on board to the bottom.ndash;R.M. Ballantyne in The Coral Island (A Tale Of The Pacific Ocean).Besides, we will salt her down to feed the pigs.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Country Doctor.

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