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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hog  \Hog\,  v.  i.  (Naut.) 
  To  become  bent  upward  in  the  middle,  like  a  hog's  back  -- 
  said  of  a  ship  broken  or  strained  so  as  to  have  this  form 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hog  \Hog\,  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  {Suid[ae]};  esp.,  the  domesticated  varieties  of 
  {S.  scrofa},  kept  for  their  fat  and  meat,  called 
  respectively,  {lard}  and  {pork};  swine;  porker; 
  specifically,  a  castrated  boar;  a  barrow. 
 
  Note:  The  domestic  hogs  of  Siam,  China,  and  parts  of  Southern 
  Europe,  are  thought  to  have  been  derived  from  {Sus 
  Indicus}. 
 
  2.  A  mean  filthy,  or  gluttonous  fellow.  [Low.] 
 
  3.  A  young  sheep  that  has  not  been  shorn.  [Eng.] 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  rough,  flat  scrubbing  broom  for  scrubbing  a 
  ship's  bottom  under  water.  --Totten. 
 
  5.  (Paper  Manuf.)  A  device  for  mixing  and  stirring  the  pulp 
  of  which  paper  is  made 
 
  {Bush  hog},  {Ground  hog},  etc..  See  under  {Bush},  {Ground}, 
  etc 
 
  {Hog  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  the  green 
  grapevine  sphinx;  --  so  called  because  the  head  and  first 
  three  segments  are  much  smaller  than  those  behind  them  so 
  as  to  make  a  resemblance  to  a  hog's  snout.  See  {Hawk 
  moth}. 
 
  {Hog  cholera},  an  epidemic  contagious  fever  of  swine, 
  attended  by  liquid,  fetid,  diarrhea,  and  by  the  appearance 
  on  the  skin  and  mucous  membrane  of  spots  and  patches  of  a 
  scarlet,  purple,  or  black  color.  It  is  fatal  in  from  one 
  to  six  days,  or  ends  in  a  slow,  uncertain  recovery.  --Law 
  (Farmer's  Veter.  Adviser.) 
 
  {Hog  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  axis  deer. 
 
  {Hog  gum}  (Bot.),  West  Indian  tree  ({Symphonia  globulifera}), 
  yielding  an  aromatic  gum. 
 
  {Hog  of  wool},  the  trade  name  for  the  fleece  or  wool  of  sheep 
  of  the  second  year. 
 
  {Hog  peanut}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  earth  pea. 
 
  {Hog  plum}  (Bot.),  a  tropical  tree,  of  the  genus  {Spondias} 
  ({S.  lutea}),  with  fruit  somewhat  resembling  plums,  but 
  chiefly  eaten  by  hogs.  It  is  found  in  the  West  Indies. 
 
  {Hog's  bean}  (Bot.),  the  plant  henbane. 
 
  {Hog's  bread}.(Bot.)  See  {Sow  bread}. 
 
  {Hog's  fennel}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Fennel}. 
 
  {Mexican  hog}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  peccary. 
 
  {Water  hog}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Capybara}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hog  \Hog\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hogged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hogging}.] 
  1.  To  cut  short  like  bristles;  as  to  hog  the  mane  of  a 
  horse.  --Smart. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  scrub  with  a  hog,  or  scrubbing  broom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hog 
  n  1:  a  person  regarded  as  greedy  and  pig-like  [syn:  {pig}] 
  2:  a  sheep  up  to  the  age  of  one  year;  one  yet  to  be  sheared 
  [syn:  {hogget},  {hogg}] 
  3:  domestic  swine  [syn:  {pig},  {Sus  scrofa}] 
  v  :  take  greedily;  take  more  than  one's  share 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hog  n.,vt.  1.  Favored  term  to  describe  programs  or  hardware 
  that  seem  to  eat  far  more  than  their  share  of  a  system's  resources, 
  esp.  those  which  noticeably  degrade  interactive  response.  _Not_  used 
  of  programs  that  are  simply  extremely  large  or  complex  or  that  are 
  merely  painfully  slow  themselves.  More  often  than  not  encountered  in 
  qualified  forms,  e.g.,  `memory  hog',  `core  hog',  `hog  the  processor', 
  `hog  the  disk'.  "A  controller  that  never  gives  up  the  I/O  bus  gets  killed 
  after  the  bus-hog  timer  expires."  2.  Also  said  of  _people_  who  use  more 
  than  their  fair  share  of  resources  (particularly  disk,  where  it  seems 
  that  10%  of  the  people  use  90%  of  the  disk,  no  matter  how  big  the  disk 
  is  or  how  many  people  use  it).  Of  course,  once  disk  hogs  fill  up  one 
  filesystem  they  typically  find  some  other  new  one  to  infect,  claiming 
  to  the  sysadmin  that  they  have  an  important  new  project  to  complete. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hog 
 
  1.  Favoured  term  to  describe  programs  or  hardware  that  seem  to 
  eat  far  more  than  their  share  of  a  system's  resources, 
  especially  those  which  noticeably  degrade  interactive 
  response.  *Not*  used  of  programs  that  are  simply  extremely 
  large  or  complex  or  that  are  merely  painfully  slow  themselves 
  (see  {pig,  run  like  a}).  More  often  than  not  encountered  in 
  qualified  forms,  e.g.  "memory  hog",  "core  hog",  "hog  the 
  processor",  "hog  the  disk".  "A  controller  that  never  gives  up 
  the  I/O  bus  gets  killed  after  the  bus-hog  timer  expires." 
 
  2.  Also  said  of  *people*  who  use  more  than  their  fair  share  of 
  resources  (particularly  disk,  where  it  seems  that  10%  of  the 
  people  use  90%  of  the  disk,  no  matter  how  big  the  disk  is  or 
  how  many  people  use  it).  Of  course,  once  disk  hogs  fill  up 
  one  file  system,  they  typically  find  some  other  new  one  to 
  infect,  claiming  to  the  sysadmin  that  they  have  an  important 
  new  project  to  complete. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HOG,  n.  A  bird  remarkable  for  the  catholicity  of  its  appetite  and 
  serving  to  illustrate  that  of  ours  Among  the  Mahometans  and  Jews, 
  the  hog  is  not  in  favor  as  an  article  of  diet,  but  is  respected  for 
  the  delicacy  and  the  melody  of  its  voice.  It  is  chiefly  as  a  songster 
  that  the  fowl  is  esteemed;  the  cage  of  him  in  full  chorus  has  been 
  known  to  draw  tears  from  two  persons  at  once.  The  scientific  name  of 
  this  dicky-bird  is  _Porcus  Rockefelleri_.  Mr  Rockefeller  did  not 
  discover  the  hog,  but  it  is  considered  his  by  right  of  resemblance. 
 
 




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