One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A town in central England, in Staffordshire; population 74,800 (est. 2009).
A pig of a long-bodied, typically red or brown breed.
- ‘He gave most of the meat away to friends and decided to get some more pigs, this time Tamworths.’
- ‘During the 19th, Yorkshire Large Whites, Middle Whites, Tamworths, and Lincolnshire curly-coated pigs were the breeds favoured for bacon.’
- ‘In fact bog-standard breeds used in industrial farming are really quite passé now that it's all about Tamworths and Gloucester old spots.’
- ‘He is especially fond of his rare pigs: Tamworths, Middle Whites and British Lops.’
- ‘On the pig front, we've got Gloucester Old Spots, Tamworths, Berkshires and even Middlewhites - wonderful beasts with squashed noses.’
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