Water hog
Water hog Wa"ter hog` (Zo["o]l.) The capybara. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water hog — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water hog — A water hog is a machine that removes water from sports grounds. The water hog was invented by Hugh McLaughlin. [ [http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/migration/hugh mclaughlin 125435.html Hugh McLaughlin ] , Joseph O Malley, Irish Independent,… …   Wikipedia

  • water hog — Bush Bush (b[.u]sh), n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b[=u]skr, b[=u]ski, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water hog — Capybara Ca py*ba ra, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large South American rodent ({Hydroch[ae]rus capybara}) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water hog — noun 1. : capybara 2. : bushpig * * * water hog, = capybara. (Cf. ↑capybara) …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-hog — n. Capibara, cabiai (Hydrochaerus capybara) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water-hog —    See cry baby …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • African water hog — krūmyninė kiaulė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Potamochoerus porcus angl. African river hog; African water hog; bush pig; Red River hog vok. Buschschwein; Pinselohrschwein; Pinselschwein rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hog — (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog caterpillar — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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