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n. (plural of pig English)

Pigs (Three Different Ones)

"Pigs (Three Different Ones)" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals. In the album's three parts, " Dogs", "Pigs" and " Sheep", pigs represent the people whom Roger Waters considers to be at the top of the social ladder, the ones with wealth and power; they also manipulate the rest of society and encourage them to be viciously competitive and cutthroat, so the pigs can remain powerful. Although it was not made available for commercial purchase, promotional copies were released in Brazil, albeit in an edited form of only four minutes and five seconds in length.

Pigs (2007 film)

Pigs is a 2007 Canadian teen comedy directed by Karl DiPelino. The title refers to the slang meaning of the word pig, an egoist; someone who disregards others' feelings and acts out of self-interest.

Pigs (1992 film)

Psy (, Dogs), known in English as Pigs, is a Polish crime thriller directed by Władysław Pasikowski. The film was released on 20 November 1992 and is a prequel to 1994's Pigs 2: The Last Blood.

PIGS (gene)

GPI transamidase component PIG-S is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PIGS gene.

Pigs (b.l.o.w. album)

Pigs is an album by the English rock band b.l.o.w.. It was the first and only full album released by the band, with Man And Goat Alike (1994) being a "mini-album".

PIGS (economics)

PIGS or PIIGS or PIIGGS is an acronym used in economics and finance. The term refers to the economies of: Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Italy and Spain, five EU member states that were unable to refinance their government debt or to bail out over-indebted banks on their own during the debt crisis; or originally Portugal, Italy, Spain and Greece, four European countries.

The term became popularised during the European sovereign-debt crisis of the late 2000s and expanded in use during this period. In the 1990s (when the term probably originated), Ireland was not included in this term, having debt significantly below the Eurozone average, and a government surplus as late as 2006. However, taking on the guarantee of banks' debt, the government budget deficit rose to 32% of GDP in 2010, which was the world's largest. It then became associated with the term replacing Italy or changing the acronym to PIIGS, with Italy also indicated as the second "I". Sometimes a second G (PIGGS or PIIGGS), for Great Britain, was also added. In 2012, Patrick Allen writing for CNBC suggested that France should be added to the list.

The term is widely considered derogatory and its use was curbed during the period of the European crisis by the Financial Times and Barclays Capital in 2010.

Pigs (Asphalt Ballet album)

Pigs is the second album by Asphalt Ballet released on the Virgin Records label in 1993. Pigs was an attempt for Asphalt Ballet to compete with Grunge.

Usage examples of "pigs".

If we found their embarkation port we could pinpoint the ship that carried the stolen pigs to Rome.

Besides, mine were four special bars: stolen pigs to be sold to strangers, stolen pigs that still contained their silver.

I knew how the silver pigs were carried to Italy, by whom, and how concealed: under a cargo so dull the customs force at Ostia who operate the luxury tax and have perfect artistic taste glanced once inside the hold, groaned at the ghastly shale, then never stooped to search his boat.

I remember the pigs and a nice fat farmer’s wife—and everybody being very kind—and I remember, quite clearly, the funny way they used to look at me—everybody—a sort of furtive look.

Christie chooses to identify with the little pigs, to the extent of heading each of five consecutive chapters of the novel (chapters 6 to 10) with the appropriate line of the nursery rhyme, do not have any light thrown upon them by being so identified.

Crocodile Point, and catch wild pigs and African gray and purple herons.

Let's see how close we can get to those pigs without them spotting us.

The pigs were keeping their squat bodies sealed up as much as possible, maintaining an inner reservoir of life-sustaining Air.

Within a few heartbeats they had thrown the net around the two pigs and were prodding at them, trying to force them to subside.

Green jetfarts squirted from the pigs, and the net bulged as the terrified animals strove vainly to escape.

Behind him the two trapped pigs were struggling free of the abandoned net.

Why else ride around in a wooden prison, dependent on the cooperation of young pigs, other than to carry with you enough Air to sit in comfort?

The laboring pigs were emitting green clouds of jetfart, so dense they half-obscured the animals themselves.

Thin leather ropes—reins—were attached to the pierced fins of the pigs and led, through a tight membrane in the front face of the cabin, to Mixxax's hands.

Mixxax held the reins almost casually, as if his control of the pigs and car was unthinking, automatic.