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 {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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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