Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A litter of pigs.
- ‘It is now like the old sow consuming its farrow.’
- ‘She is the sow that eats her farrow, consuming her own children.’
- ‘Disposal costs were estimated for a swine production system that needs to dispose of 40,000 pounds/year or 110 lb. / day, as would be the case in a 300 sow farrow to finish operation with average death losses.’
- ‘It's what would once have been called a typical Iowa farm: They grow corn, soybeans, small grains, Sudan grass, and hay; raise a few hundred organic pigs a year, farrow to finish; and pasture 80 feeder cows.’
- 1.1An act of giving birth to a litter of pigs.
(of a sow) give birth to (piglets)‘the pig is one of a litter of nine farrowed in July’
- ‘The hogs are farrowed outdoors or in barns or hoop buildings with bedding.’
- ‘However, when pigs are farrowed in crates and the sow's excrement is passed directly into a pit, the pigs may not receive an adequate supply of iron from this source.’
- ‘They started farrowing hogs when they moved to the rented farm in 1991 and have a traditional farrow-to-finish setup.’
- ‘They assume weekly farrowing only in the larger three units, as the 150-sow unit could farrow only six to eight sows weekly.’
- ‘In 1991, 15.8 pigs were farrowed per sow in the United States, whereas in 2001, 17.6 pigs were farrowed per sow, amounting to an 11% increase in efficiency.’
Old English fearh, færh ‘young pig’, of West Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek porkos and Latin porcus pig.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.