And Circ shut them in sties, and gave them mast and acorns and cornel to eat.
The pigs now began to direct their course towards the sties in which they had been so well fed the night before.
Once in every five years the villages in turn remove all their pigs, and keep them in sties in the jungle.
On arriving at the sties, the ease with which they shot themselves over the four-feet walls was incredible.
The hut was made of stones and thorn-branches, and beside it were sties for the swine made in the same way.
Cottagers cannot afford barley-meal, but they certainly could keep their sties much cleaner.
Then he went out to the sties, killed two sucking pigs, and roasted them daintily.
But when she had given them thereof and they had drunk, straightway she smote them with a rod and shut them up in sties.
Those of the poor were mere hovels, which resembled the sties and kennels of pigs and dogs rather than the abodes of men.
Inside the yard he had made twelve sties, and in each sty there were fifty sows with their little ones.
"pen for pigs," Old English sti, stig "hall, pen" (in sti-fearh), from Proto-Germanic *stijan (cf. Old Norse stia "sty, kennel," Old High German stiga "pen for small cattle").
"inflamed swelling in the eyelid," 1610s, probably a back-formation from Middle English styany (as though sty on eye), mid-15c., from Old English stigend "sty," literally "riser," from present participle of stigan "go up, rise," from Proto-Germanic *stig- (see stair).
sty or stye (stī)
n. pl. sties or styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid. Also called hordeolum.