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earthpig

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From earth +‎ pig.

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earthpig (plural earthpigs)

  1. Alternative form of earth pig
    • 1874, Henry Mills Alden, Harper's New Monthly Magazine - Volume 49:
      They are always decked out in the most fantastic way with feathers, and covered with a promiscuous array of bits of wood and roots, and all the pretentious emblems of magical art, the feet of earthpigs, the shells of tortoises, the beaks of eagles, the claws of birds, and teeth in every variety.
    • 2008, Julie E. Czerneda, Misspelled:
      Today the shade was being enjoyed by a herd of torpid earthpigs, gorged on a feast of ants.

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