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pig

(pig),
A container, usually made of lead, used for shielding vials or syringes containing radioactive materials.
[jargon]
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pig

(pĭg)
n.
a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
b. A domesticated hog, especially when weighing less than 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
c. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
intr.v. pigged, pigging, pigs
To give birth to pigs; farrow.
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Psychology Pigs may be kept as pets, the chief advantage of which is that their skin is similar to that of humans and thus they don’t evoke fur allergies as do cats and dogs
Radiation safety A whiskey shot glass-sized lead-shielded receptacle used to transport and store radioactive material in clinical or research labs, which reduces the radioisotope’s gamma radiation
Vox populi A food animal—Haematopinus suis—and occasional vector for human pathogens
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pig

Vox populi A food animal and occasional vector for human pathogens: Bacteria Bacillus anthracis–anthrax, Brucella suis, Clostridium botulinum–botulism, C perfringens–pigbel, Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria, Leptospirosis, Pasteurella aerogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerae-suis–salmonellosis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L), Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus suis type 2 (group R), Yersinia enterocolitica, Y pseudotuberculosis Parasites Ascaris suum, cryptosporidiosis, Entamoeba polecki, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Fasciolopsis buski, sarcocystosis, scabies, Taenia solium, Trichinella spiralis Viruses Influenza, rabies, swine influenzae, swine vesicular disease. Cf Guinea pig.
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Other factors may be contributing to the decline of the Ile aux Cochon colony, including overcrowding.
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Mae Meddygon Myddfai wedi ei argymell hefyd, a hynny at lygaid dolurus: "Cymer ddail drysi [mwyar] cochon, a dail llydan y ffordd, a berw hwy mewn ddwr rhedegog hyn oni el i' hanner, ag arfer wrth y dolur." Yn hyn o beth mae'n ddiddorol sylwi fod dail llydan y ffordd hefyd wedi eu defnyddio i'r un perwyl yn yr Iwerddon ac yn Ucheldir yr Alban.
Une nuit, alors que la Girafe marchait, triste, un cochon est venu lui parler : "(...) Je sais que tu es triste a cause de ce que font les Moutons.
On the other hand, I can say for certain that Au Pied de Cochon, now one of the many historic brasseries taken over by the Freres Blanc chain, has gone from being bad but nostalgic to SCOTCH beef truly awful its speciality of breaded pork trotter deep-fried and served with fries and bearnaise sauce a sodden mass of grease.
Her fascination with pork and charcuterie took her to Perbacco in San Francisco, where she helped chef Staffan Terje win the 2010 Cochon 555, a pork-centric farm-to-table cooking competition held at the Fairmont Hotel.
He''ll be showing us how to rustle up poulet de Bresse cuit en vessie, and pied de cochon farci aux morilles.
So, if you really want to impress your festive guests with poulet de Bresse cuit en vessie, and pied de cochon farci aux morilles.
No question: it's got to be pied de cochon aux morilles avec agonisingly light, creamy mash spud.