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2009-06-11 15:55:00

A Washington state woman claims in a lawsuit against a gourmet restaurant that she suffered injuries at the mouth of one of the establishment's potbellied pigs. The woman said she was dining with her husband Jan. 11 at the Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Wash., and decided to take a restaurant-issued pan of pig food to the eatery's swine, Seattlepi.com reported Thursday. The complaint filed in the case said it was dark inside the restaurant so the woman did not see the pig coming for the...

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2009-04-05 18:00:00

A Florida elementary school teacher has followed through on a promise to kiss a pig after raising the most money for cancer research, observers said. Second grade teacher Laura Carter of Trapnell Elementary School in Plant City, Fla., puckered up Friday and kissed a potbellied pig to the thunderous applause of more than 500 students, the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported. Carter was carrying on a yearly tradition at the school and its efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay...


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Pot-Bellied Pig
2014-09-03 14:16:45

The pot-bellied pig, also known as the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from Vietnam. Today, the pig subspecies that is native to Vietnam can only be found in mountainous areas of that region, as well as Thailand, so the Vietnamese government now subsidizes farmers that raise pot-bellied pigs in order to ensure their survival. The pot-bellied pig is much smaller than farm pigs found in Europe or the United States, reaching a weight between one hundred...

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2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'