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  • n  Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
  • n  an uncastrated male hog

  • Looted from Beijing's Summer Palace by marauding British and French troops in 1860, these bronze horse and boar heads, symbols of the Chinese zodiac, have been returned to China .
  • The Golden Snitch has a mischievous mind of its own, and that three-headed boar could guard bin Laden's cave.
  • This one, Cumberland Island, is inhabited by armadillos, wild boar and wild horses.
News & Articles

  • State Senate would ban feral swine
    ALBANY - The state Senate Monday passed a bill that would prohibit the importation and possession of Eurasian boar, otherwise known as feral swine. A companion bill is expected to be considered in the Assembly later this week.
    June 18, 2013 - Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Boar's Head donates benches to Windmill Island Gardens
    There’s been so much happening at Windmill Island Gardens lately, most recently the donation of three benches from Boar’s Head Brand.
    June 15, 2013 - The Holland Sentinel
  • Wild Boar Carcass Washes Up on Florida Shore
    A wild boar was found partially buried in the sand Wednesday. Photo Credit: WPTV
    June 13, 2013 - NBC Miami
Quotes

  • Xabi Alonso in Reuters (press release)
    Puyol's all-round performance was "spectacular," Villa said while midfielder Xabi Alonso added: "There were 10 minutes where we were camped outside their penalty area but didn't score and then Puyol arrived like a young wild boar and scored."
  • Kevin Towers in SI.com
    Doing that walkabout in Africa for three weeks, chasing down zebra and wild boar, took some weight off him,Towers said.
  • John McCain in Arizona Republic
    I just paid a visit to the world's largest boar, Big Red, who weighs 1,203 pounds, and I was very impressed,McCain said. "It reminded me of our need to eliminate pork-barrel spending in Washington."

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