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snout

(snout)
n.
a. The projecting nose, jaws, or anterior facial part of an animal's head.
b. A similar prolongation of the anterior portion of the head in certain insects, such as weevils; a rostrum.
c. A spout or nozzle shaped like such a projection.

snout

the upper lip and the apex of the nose, especially of the pig. Called also rostrum. Has a specialized skin to survive the rigors of rooting, is supported by a separate bone (the os rostri), and also has a few sensory hairs.

snout rubbing
a vice of pigs characterized by rubbing the snout into the flank until a friction sore develops.
snout twitch
see hog holder.
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