Masked pig
Pig Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. ``Two pigges in a poke.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any wild species of the genus {Sus} and related genera. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. {Sow} a channel for melted iron.] An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See {Mine pig}, under {Mine}. [1913 Webster]

4. One who is hoggish; a greedy person. [Low] [1913 Webster]

{Masked pig}. (Zo["o]l.) 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. See {Pig}, 4.

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

{A pig in a poke} (that is, bag), a blind bargain; something bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value being known. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Masked pig — Masked Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pig — Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus {Sus}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pig bed — Pig Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pig iron — Pig Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pig yoke — Pig Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masked — Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masked ball — Masked Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masked battery — Masked Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masked crab — Masked Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A pig in a poke — Pig Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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