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 Porcus Litera’rum.Pork, Pig. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pork! Pork!
 
Sylvester, in his translation of Du Bartas, gives this instead of caw, caw, as the cry of the raven.   1
   Pork. Sir Thomas Browne says that the Jews abstain from pork not from fear of leprosy, as Tacitus alleges, but because the swine is an emblem of impurity. (Vulgar Errors.)   2
 


 Porcus Litera’rum.Pork, Pig. 

 
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