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pork

  

      n   the flesh of pigs used as food  
     (C13: from Old French porc, from Latin porcus pig)  


pork barrel  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   a bill or project requiring considerable government spending in a locality to the benefit of the legislator's constituents who live there  
     (C20: term originally applied to the Federal treasury considered as a source of lucrative grants)  
pork pie  
      n  
1    a pie filled with minced seasoned pork  
2       See       porky   2  
pork pig  
      n   a pig, typically of a lean type, bred and used principally for pork  
pork scratchings  
      pl n   small pieces of crisply cooked pork crackling, eaten cold as an appetizer with drinks  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
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