Origin of pigsty
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Examples from the Web for pigsty
The walls of the pigsty which Thankful had had built rose from a lake.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
I will take your berth, and the fellow shall not turn the room into a pigsty.Seek and Find
What'll be your charge for the plan of the pigsty, Mr. Lindsay?The Guardian Angel
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There were no pigs in it, and it was, for a pigsty, very clean.
I don't think a pigsty is absolutely essential to Lalage's comfort.
US and Canadian pigpen
- a pen for pigs; sty
- British a dirty or untidy place
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Word Origin and History for pigsty
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