Origin of pigpen
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Water from shallow wells within a hundred feet of barnyards, pigpens, or other outhouses is usually unsafe to drink.Health Lessons
Chicken houses, pigpens, vegetable gardens, and orchards were visited by members returning from the midnight conclaves.The Sequel of Appomattox
Walter Lynwood Fleming
And at night she roosted on any handy place in the barn or the haymow, under the carriage-shed or even over the pigpens.The Tale of Henrietta Hen
Arthur Scott Bailey
Depredations by wolves here upon henroosts and pigpens are of frequent occurrence.
In the same way they visit the pigpens and take the young pigs away from the mother.
- a pen for pigs; sty
- a dirty or untidy place
Also called: pigsty
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