Boar

  • (noun): Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States.
    Synonyms: wild boar, Sus scrofa
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on boar:

Lough Cullin
... They came across a wild boar ... However, as the boar ran, water poured from its feet ... Conn chased the boar for days until a lake appeared ...
Southern Animal Rights Coalition - Campaign History - Boar
... SARC also uncovered a European Union directive that said Wild Boar in the UK should be released back into the wild, while the British government was considering a cull ...
Sabueso Español - Use
... Spain, the Sabueso is very often used in wild boar hunting ... of hunting consists in looking for the wallowing location of the wild boar during the daylight with the help of a leashed scenthound ... The hunter (called "montero") and the scenthound will track the boar until they know the resting location of the wild boar ...
Boar's Tusk Helmet
... Helmets using ivory from boar's tusks were known in the Mycenaean world from the 17th century BC (Shaft Graves, Mycenae) to the 10th century BC (Elate ... The helmet was made through the use of slivers of boar tusks which were attached to a leather base, padded with felt, in rows ... A description of a boar's tusk helmet appears in book ten of Homer's Iliad, as Odysseus is armed for a night raid to be conducted against the Trojans ...
Boars In Heraldry
... The wild boar and boar's head are common charges in heraldry ... may represent what are seen as the positive qualities of the wild boar, namely courage and fierceness in battle a boar's head may represent hospitality (from the custom of serving the boar's ... late medieval and early modern period, the boar is somewhat rarer than the lion, eagle or bear ...

More definitions of "boar":

  • (noun): An uncastrated male hog.

Famous quotes containing the word boar:

    Dwell on her graciousness, dwell on her smiling,
    Do not forget what flowers
    The great boar trampled down in ivy time.
    Her brow was creamy as the crested wave,
    Her sea-blue eyes were wild
    But nothing promised that is not performed.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
    And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky
    And lay in the darkness, grunting, and turning to his rest.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Is a man too strong and fierce for society, and by temper and position a bad citizen,—a morose ruffian, with a dash of the pirate in him;Mnature sends him a troop of pretty sons and daughters, who are getting along in the dame’s classes at the village school, and love and fear for them smooths his grim scowl to courtesy. Thus she contrives to intenerate the granite and the feldspar, takes the boar out and puts the lamb in, and keeps her balance true.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)