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hog nest

/hohg nes/ [cf. OED horse nest mare's nest obs. → 1639, perhaps influenced by hog, its sty being a symbol of slovenliness] n. a place of untidiness or confusion: Her house look like hog nes' (San Sal.). = HURRAH NEST, WHORE'S NEST (Black)

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Last update: 2010-10-18 02:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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