from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who kills pigs.


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  • Berenice, and the invalid — were obliged to live on the various ingenious preparations sold by the pork-butcher; the inflammatory diet was little suited to the sick girl, and Coralie grew worse.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • The tailor and dressmaker no longer stood in awe of the journalist, and proceeded to extremes; and at last no one, with the exception of the pork-butcher and the druggist, gave the two unlucky children credit.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • His holidays never began (on account of the bills) until long after ours; but, in the summer vacations he used to take pedestrian excursions with a knapsack; and at Christmas time, he went to see his father at Chipping Norton, who we all said (on no authority) was a dairy-fed pork-butcher.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • ‘Why, his Brother Mark could get him cleverly out of it — could not he?’ wheezed the pork-butcher.

    Wylder's Hand

  • If the trustees, Smith the pork-butcher, old Captain Snoggles, the Town Clerk, and the rest, had to wait some twenty minutes in the drawing-room at the Lodge, so much the better.

    Wylder's Hand

  • He saw the pork-butcher in his back-parlour, and had a few words to say about the chapel-trust, and his looks and talk were quite edifying.

    Wylder's Hand

  • One day, the mother of the pork-butcher, an old granny, told them she had seen the fairies.

    Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories

  • This lady's pride of place, and contempt for all beneath her, exceeds any thing I have ever yet seen or heard of; and, one evening, when she was canvassing the claims of a few _parvenu_ families in her usual _tranchant_ and haughty manner, an impulse urged me to cry, at the top of my voice: "Madam, your father was a little pork-butcher -- you know he was!"

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • The bridegroom's father being a leading pork-butcher, imitation sausages formed part of the trimmings of the bride's going-away dress.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 25, 1914

  • An unusually excellent lot, fit for the sleeping-apartment of a prince, at a price within the means of a pork-butcher.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 21, 1891


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