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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cast/throw pearls before swine
▪ Pay no attention to this swine.
▪ He needed a drink and that old swine Busacher hadn't offered him anything at the villa.
▪ He was an unsympathetic, arrogant, selfish swine, and she hated him.
▪ It was Marian's work to drive the swine out on to the slope and keep an eye on them.
▪ Like the rest of the Company, she knew Gesner could be a swine.
▪ She had loved him while hating him, had loved him when he'd been a perfect swine.
▪ Willie Maley, a pearl among swine, dutifully held the door open for the departing damsel.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Swine \Swine\, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See Sow, n.] (Zo["o]l.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog. ``A great herd of swine.''
--Mark v. 11.

Swine grass (Bot.), knotgrass ( Polygonum aviculare); -- so called because eaten by swine.

Swine oat (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.

Swine's cress (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus Senebiera ( S. Coronopus).

Swine's head, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.]

Swine thistle (Bot.), the sow thistle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English swin "pig, hog, wild boar," from Proto-Germanic *swinan (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian Middle Low German, Old High German swin, Middle Dutch swijn, Dutch zwijn, German Schwein, Old Norse, Swedish, Danish svin), neuter adjective (with suffix *-ino-) from PIE *su- "pig" (see sow (n.)). The native word, largely ousted by pig. Applied to persons from late 14c. Phrase pearls before swine (mid-14c.) is from Matt. vii:6; an early English formation of it was:\nNe ge ne wurpen eowre meregrotu toforan eowrum swynon.


\nThe Latin word in the Gospel verse was confused in French with marguerite "daisy" (the "pearl" of the field), and in Dutch the expression became "roses before swine." Swine-flu attested from 1921.

n. 1 (qualifier: plural '''swine''') Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae. 2 (context pejorative English) A contemptible person (qualifier: plural '''swines'''). 3 (context slang derogatory English) A police officer; a "pig". 4 (context archaic English) (sow English).Category:English plurals


n. stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

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Swine (song)

"Swine" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga, taken from her third studio album, Artpop (2013). The song was written and produced by Gaga, Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Dino Zisis, and Nick Monson. The song debuted at number 88 in the Gaon Chart of South Korea, selling 2,430 copies. In the United States, "Swine" reached a peak position of number 23 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. "Swine" was featured (along with Gaga's " Till It Happens to You") in the 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground, which focuses on rape at American universities.

Swine (film)

SWINE is a film written and directed by film-makers and campaigners Robbie Lockie and Damien Clarkson. The film is their first collaboration under the name Growing Box Co. and it has been commissioned by the charity Viva! (Viva! or Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals, is a British animal rights group) as part of their ongoing campaign 'FaceOff'. The film suggests we are sleepwalking into a superbug pandemic. The film will be released online on the 7th July 2016 and there will be a London screening.

The film attracted some support from high profile supporters actors Matt Lucas and Nicholas Hoult both tweeted about the film and expressed their support for it's message.

Juliet Gellatley, Viva! founder and director wrote recently in the Huffington post where she she asks are we facing the future of antibiotic resistance?

Usage examples of "swine".

Origin, history, distribution, characteristics, adaptability, uses, and standards of excellence of all pedigreed breeds of cattle, sheep and swine in America.

Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.

Hence the Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.

Meandering, he entered and paced through the dim coolth of a smallish wood, mostly oak and the chestnuts beloved of Galician swine.

I was the last to arrive, which is always a dodgy thing to be with a sarky up-himself swine like Nigel.

Reacher, who had pivoted and dropped into guard to face the second swine just before Van Duyn had fired, gazed from the dead quarry to its slayer in calm curiosity, head tilted inquisitively.

Yet his unexpected evisceration was destined to enable the greatest menace to the health of the United States since the swine flu to flourish in the very temple Gregory Green Gideon had consecrated to saving America from dietary perdition.

Foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, Rift Valley fever, vesicular stomatitis, vesicular exanthema, hog cholera, African swine fever, fowl plague, Newcastle disease, and equine encephalomyelitis.

The ghazeeyeh spat at them in an assumed anger, and said that none but swine of Beni Hassan would send a woman away hungry.

A savage and bloodthirsty man was exiled, as in the case of Lycaon, into the body of a wild beast: the soul of a timorous man entered a hare, and drunkards or gluttons became swine.

It is of a dull, glaucous, or greyish-green aspect, and invested with a greasy mealiness which when touched exhales a very odious and enduring smell like that of stale salt fish, this being particularly attractive to dogs, though swine refuse the plant.

Harley felt strongly against casting it before the swine of every common occurrence, when mendacity would do as well or better.

The seventy-two languages born after the great confusion are ignorant of fundamental letters: for example, the gentiles do not know the letter Het and the Arabs are unaware of Peh, and hence such languages resemble the grunting of swine, the croaking of frogs, or the cry of the crane, because they belong to peoples who have abandoned the true way of life.

African swine fever for pigs, and ornithosis and psittacosis to strike down chickens.

He strove to implant this vision in the minds of Frankenstein and the others, and kept coming back again and again to the specification that all the workers ultimately produced must not only be docile, strong, and enduring, but should be able to subsist, like swine or goats, on acorns and other inexpensive roughage, with now and then a handful of berries as reward for some particularly difficult labor.