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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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Pigswill - the slops from school dinners, restaurants and cafes - is already banned in some European countries, such as Portugal and Luxembourg.
Pigswill is a full-bodied, amber-coloured beer from Stonehenge Brewery and rich in hop aroma, as opposed to the non-stop midfielder who is now a radio presenter.
I also had reason to believe that the pigswill thatwas being fed to the pigs had not been boiled as the law requires."
Everyone went to O'Blimey's for celebratory pints of Old Tepid Pigswill, which appears to be the guest ale this week.
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Nobody - but nobody - not the Queen, not the so-called captains of industry, not the bosses of the BBC or any other public body, not the brain-free footballers of the Premier League, not the socalled celebrities on our TV screens and most emphatically not the pigswill brigade who run the privatised utilities, deserves more than the Prime Minister's salary of pounds 195,000 a year.
In case anyone was left in any doubt whatsoever, Pigswill and Chavkia showed their true colours on Thursday night and it wasn't a pretty sight.
Be that as it may, those of us who enjoy watching telly are obliged to pay for the Beeb's output of pigswill, whether we watch it or not.
.'' You just know when you hear the beginnings of these sentences that a load of ill-informed racist pigswill is coming next.
An unknown number of sheep in a large consignment in the north of England, split up and sold for profit, transported from one owner to another with possible Government subsidies at some stages, could well have been the source of one or more outbreaks, in spite of frantic attempts to pin these down to infected pigswill or secretly imported meat.
This epidemic was caused by infected pigswill, something that should have been banned three years ago, but wasn't because it was feared farmers wouldn't pay for more expensive feed.
Agriculture Minister Nick Brown was expected to propose a ban on producing pigswill and restrictions on sheep movements, to halt the spread of the disease.