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hog:

see swineswine,
name for any of the cloven-hoofed mammals of the family Suidae, native to the Old World. A swine has a rather long, mobile snout, a heavy, relatively short-legged body, a thick, bristly hide, and a small tail.
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hog

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(agriculture)
A domestic swine.
(computer science)
A computer program that uses excessive computer resources, such as memory or processing power, or requires excessive time to execute.

hog

1. a domesticated pig, esp a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg
2. US and Canadian any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig
3. Nautical a stiff brush, for scraping a vessel's bottom
4. Nautical the amount or extent to which a vessel is hogged
5. Slang chiefly US a large powerful motorcycle

hog

(1)
Favoured term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, especially those which noticeably degrade interactive response. *Not* used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves (see pig, run like a). More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g. "memory hog", "core hog", "hog the processor", "hog the disk". "A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires."

hog

(2)
Also said of *people* who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one file system, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.

hog

A program that uses an excessive amount of computer resources, such as memory or disk, or takes a long time to execute.
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A wonderful trade throughout once again with all the strong hoggs selling in excess of PS90, many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.
All of the hoggs are then returned to the moor, free to roam over thousands of acres.
Hoggs Despite a lot more leaner types appearing all classes dearer with many hard feds over PS100.
DARLINGTON January 25 Darlington Farmers Auction Mart had forward: 139 Bulls sold to 237ppk & PS1690 14 Steers sold to 231ppk & PS1551 104 Heifers sold to 255ppk & PS1529 2241 Hoggs sold to 240ppk & PS127 710 Cast Sheep sold to PS106 7 Pigs sold to 116 & PS85 Bulls - A plainer show forward, trade easier on the week.
Texel - PS97, PS96 & PS91 Aydonshields, PS90 Halton Red House & Frolar Meadows Texel x - PS102 & PS101 Well House, PS92 Lingey Field, PS91 Lingey Field & Well House, PS90 Harnam Cottage & Burmoor Suffolk - PS72 Capheaton New Houses Suffolk x - PS106 Steel Hall, PS93 Wallhouses Beltex x - PS100 Bavington Hill Head Leicester - PS91 & PS88 East Unthank Cheviot - PS58 Bavington Hill Head Mule - PS80 Derwent View, PS72 Harnam Cottage Blackface - PS57 Gallowhill, PS56 Whittonstone & Holly Hill West Swaledale - PS72 East Unthank Crossbred - PS93 Bavington Hill Head Store Hoggs A small entry of Hoggs forward with fleshed hoggs in demand and still a good trade.
Hoggs - A good trade once again, returning an overall SQQ of 200ppk.
Top of PS80 and PS79 for Greyface hoggs with singles form St Johns Kirk, others to PS72 Little Blencowe, who also sold twins at PS61.
Another large show of 3,046 hoggs were forward being a very mixed show for quality.
Top of PS86 for Greyface hoggs and singles from Eden Valley farmer, Peter Kidd, Briggle, Langwathby, who also sold another pen to PS83.
Prime sheep 905 prime hoggs were forward and trade slipped back.
Hoggs with Lambs at Foot Incorporated into today's weekly sale of Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs was the Annual Prize Show and Sale of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot, kindly sponsored by Mole Valley Farms.
ARLINGTON MAY 9 Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held a show and sale of hoggs, shearlings and ewes with lambs at foot in conjunction with their weekly sale of cast cattle, store and breeding stock on Monday 9th May 2016.