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(Hoe"cake`) n. A cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the fire or in the ashes;
so called because often cooked on a hoe. [Southern U.S.]
(Hoe"moth`er) n. [A local Orkney name; cf. Icel. har.] (Zoöl.) The basking or liver shark;
called also homer. See Liver shark, under Liver.
(Ho"ful) a. [AS. hogful, hohful, fr. hogu care, anxiety.] Careful; wary. [Obs.] Stapleton.
(Hog) n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine,
sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis, Hogget, and Hoggerel.]
1. (Zoöl.) A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suidæ; esp., the domesticated varieties
of S. scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a
castrated boar; a barrow.
The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern Europe, are thought to have been derived
from Sus Indicus.
2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water. Totten.
5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made.
Bush hog, Ground hog, etc.. See under Bush, Ground, etc. Hog caterpillar (Zoöl.), the larva
of the green grapevine sphinx; so called because the head and first three segments are much smaller
than those behind them, so as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth. Hog
cholera, an epidemic contagious fever of swine, attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance
on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in
from one to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. Law (Farmer's Veter. Adviser.) Hog
deer (Zoöl.), the axis deer. Hog gum (Bot.), West Indian tree yielding an aromatic gum. Hog
of wool, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep of the second year. Hog peanut (Bot.),
a kind of earth pea. Hog plum (Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias with fruit somewhat
resembling plums, but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies. Hog's bean (Bot.), the
plant henbane. Hog's bread.(Bot.) See Sow bread. Hog's fennel. (Bot.) See under Fennel.
Mexican hog (Zoöl.), the peccary. Water hog. (Zoöl.) See Capybara.
(Hog), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hogged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hogging.]
1. To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse. Smart.
2. (Naut.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
(Hog), v. i. (Naut.) To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; said of a ship
broken or strained so as to have this form.
1. (Arch.) An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber
laid horizontally; the opposite of camber.
2. (Naut.) See Hogframe.