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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

[häg]
(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.
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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
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
The carcass hog was scooped out of the vat by machinery, and then it fell to the second floor, passing on the way through a wonderful machine with numerous scrapers, which adjusted themselves to the size and shape of the animal, and sent it out at the other end with nearly all of its bristles removed.
This government inspector did not have the manner of a man who was worked to death; he was apparently not haunted by a fear that the hog might get by him before he had finished his testing.
At last, when the swinish uproar resounded through the palace, and when he saw the image of a hog in the marble basin, he thought it best to hasten back to the vessel, and inform the wise Ulysses of these marvelous occurrences.
If a hog, go join your fellow-swine in the sty; if a lion, a wolf, a tiger, go howl with the wild beasts on the lawn; if a fox, go exercise your craft in stealing poultry.
Unlike coyotes, which seem to tiptoe around every corner as if danger is always waiting for them, feral hogs have a much more confident demeanor.
In the late 1980s, established populations of wild hogs in the United States lived in 17 states, according to the Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service.
The pork market has been favored by strong demand and that remains supportive for hog prices this year.
There are an estimated six million wild hogs roaming rural America, with roughly half of those inhabiting Texas.
1, but state permitters, insurers and balloonists say they haven't heard of anyone planning to hunt hogs from hot air balloons.
It was the boys' job to slop the hogs. Slop is a mixture of leftover food scraps and water, which the hogs love to eat.
Aoxin Tianli Group, Inc., previously known as Tianli Agritech, Inc., is in the business of breeding, raising and selling breeder and market hogs in China.