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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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WOOLER June 24 At its weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1216 Lambs, 21 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 207 Ewes At the Annual Summer Show kindly judged by J Curle the Championship was awarded to Messrs Howard, Chillingham Home Farm for a pen Beltex.
A MULTI-breed show and sale of breeding ewe hogg pairs will be a key feature of this year's NSA Welsh Sheep 2015 at Kerry, near Newtown, on Tuesday, May 19.
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BERWICK JUNE 19 Border Livestock to week ending June 19 sold 149 Prime Cattle, 1,942 Prime Sheep including 892 Lambs; 320 Hoggs and 730 Cast Ewes.
The top price came from South Park, Tow Law as Eric Davison's Mule Hoggs with single Texel lambs as sold to J H Johnson, White Lea Farm, Roddymoor for PS188 per family.
LLANYBYDDER EVANS BROS (Jan 24) Sheep (1,293): Cull Ewes to pounds 76, general run pounds 50 to pounds 75; Rams to pounds 80, general run pounds 50 to pounds 75; Store Hoggs to pounds 71, general run pounds 35 to pounds 65 Butchers Lambs: Light to 163, av 158; Medium to 166, av 162; Heavy to 168, av 165.
CARLISLE MAY 18 BREEDING SHEEP At Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on May 18, Harrison & Hetherington held its weekly sale of ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot.
1ppkg Woodhall Prime Hoggs Hoggs dearer on last week's rates with a top of PS92 for a pen of Texel x from ES & JM Graham, Fern Dene Texel x - PS92 Fern Dene, PS89 High House & Lynup Hill, PS88.
DARLINGTON MAY 4 Darlington Auction Mart held a special show and sale of Ewe Hoggs with Lambs at foot in conjunction with the weekly sale of Cast Cows, Store and Breeding Stock on May 4.
Breeding Ewes & Hoggs - PS128x2 PS75 T & G Dodds.
Well fleshed export and heavy hoggs met a fantastic trade throughout the sale however mixed sorts were slightly harder to cash with more consignors coming to the end of their current crops.
STORE SHEEP: A larger show of store hoggs were forward at the weekly sale, whereby all classes met a high demand form competitive bidding throughout, meaning all vendors left very pleased with the day's trading.