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ID #2187

hog-sty, hog-style

[from merger of sty(e) inflamed swelling at the margin of an eyelid, and sty(e) pen for swine; second form influenced by style] n. a sty on the eyelid, believed to be a sign of selfishness: You have hog-style now because you took your pen back (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: anatomy, merger, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-18 21:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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