One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pig of a white breed with black spots, now rarely kept commercially.
- ‘Two of the Home Farm pigs, a Tamworth, and a Gloucester Old Spot, won second places when they were shown at the Cheshire Show.’
- ‘The farmer, who has been breeding pigs for eight years, won the prize for best traditional breed with a Gloucester Old Spot.’
- ‘One man said that if he took a Gloucester Old Spot pig to market, he would be lucky to get £65.’
- ‘He then toured the farm observing traditional skills such as wool carding, gardening, plus he saw a Gloucester Old Spot sow and her litter of seven piglets.’
- ‘The Gloucester Old Spot boar was bought for a record breed price of £4,200 at an auction in Derby.’
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