Definition of Tantony
1. the smallest pig in a litter [n TANTONIES]
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Literary usage of Tantony
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1. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"... pig >): find some other road, can't you; and dangling after me every where, übe a tantony don't keep ..."
2. The Cheshire Sheaf edited by Francis Sanders, William Ferguson Irvine, J. Brownbill (1896)
"... favourite or smallest pig of the litter, a Kentish expression, according to Grose : To follow like a tantony pig ; ie, to follow close at one's heels. ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"tantony crosst. Same as St. Anthony's cross. See cross1, 1. ... The favorite or smallest pig in the litter—To follow like a tantony pig, to ne constantly at ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"Thus, only the other day, a poor woman said to me that her neighbour "had got the tantony fire" ; and another cottager said that her child stuck as close to ..."
5. The Church Bells of Northamptonshire: Their Inscriptions, Traditions, and by Thomas North (1878)
"This bell is also sometimes called THE 'tantony-BELL or Saint Anthony bell. ... The Priest's bell at Weedon Bee was formerly called " tantony," and at Great ..."
6. Antiquitates Curiosæ: The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings, Proverbs by Joseph Taylor (1819)
"... LIKE A tantony PIG. On the north side of Thread needle Street stands a French protestant church, founded upon the ruin of the hospital of St. Anthony, ..."
7. Antiquitates Curiosae: The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings by Joseph Taylor (1819)
"... ME LIKE A tantony PIG. On the north side of Threadneedle Street stands a French protestant church, founded upon the ruin of the hospital of St. Anthony, ..."
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