Definition of Hedgepigs

1. Noun. (plural of hedgepig) ¹



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Definition of Hedgepigs

1. hedgepig [n] - See also: hedgepig

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hedgepigs

hedgehog
hedgehog cactus
hedgehog cereus
hedgehog signalling pathway
hedgehoglike
hedgehogs
hedgehop
hedgehopped
hedgehopper
hedgehoppers
hedgehopping
hedgehops
hedgeless
hedgelike
hedgepig
hedgepigs (current term)
hedger
hedgerow
hedgerows
hedgers
hedges
hedges one's bets
hedgie
hedgier
hedgies
hedgiest
hedging
hedging one's bets
hedgingly
hedgings

Literary usage of Hedgepigs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"hedgepigs. sb. The berries of the sloe. Also pronounced " egg pegs." [Hund. of Berk.] HEDGE PIG. sb. The hedgehog. [V. of Glos.] [Hund. of Berk. ..."

2. Thomas Hardy's Dorset by Robert Thurston Hopkins (1922)
"... whines," but as my acquaintance with " hedgepigs " goes, their conversation is limited to a "quack "and a "snuff." Fordington is a large suburb ..."

3. A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester by John Drummond Robertson (1890)
"hedgepigs. sb. The berries of the sloe. Also pronounced "egg pegs." [Hund, of Berk.] HEDGE PIG. sb. The hedgehog. [V. of Glos.] [Hund, of Berk. ..."

4. The animal creation: A Popular Introduction to Zoology by Thomas Rymer Jones (1865)
"The young Hedgehogs, frequently called hedgepigs, are born blind ; the points of the pricks at the time of birth already project from the skin, ..."

5. Stray Leaves from a Border Garden by Mary Pamela Ellis Milne-Home (1901)
"... for Copper Beech), where they do harm if they congregate, I unearthed a family of Hedgehogs, a mother and three dear little hedgepigs. ..."

6. Illustrated Natural History for Young People by John George Wood (1882)
"Now, this is an impossibility for the hedgehog, but I have seen pigs—not hedgepigs, but real bacon pigs—suck the cows while lying down. ..."

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