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swine

(swīn)
n. pl. swine
Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck, and a movable snout, especially the domesticated pig.
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Furthermore the implacable Canidia in that same poem threatens to use Horace as a horse and ride around on him (74--75); Apuleius' witches similarly assume the dominant position, crouching on top of their victim Aristomenes, and urinate on him as a final reminder of their swinishness, a kind of triumph of corporal sensuality over the intellect (with the "man of excellent valor" reduced to the helplessness of a newborn baby).
It was, according to the director, "swinishness behind elegance." This was not only a staging of a play but a theatrical variation on the deepest and often latent themes of Gogol.
Cows, in effect, invoke and impart the properties of swinishness to human transformations so long as the human community preserves a few pigs on the economic margins as ritual archetypes.