Definition of Herring hog

1. Noun. The common porpoise of the northern Atlantic and Pacific.

Exact synonyms: Harbor Porpoise, Phocoena Phocoena
Generic synonyms: Porpoise



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herring Hog

herps
herptile
herptiles
herr
herrenvolk
herrenvolker
herrenvolks
herrerasaur
herrerasaurus
herried
herries
herring
herring-bone
herring-worm disease
herring gull
herring hog (current term)
herring salad
herringbone
herringboned
herringbones
herringboning
herringlike
herrings
herro
herry
herrying
hers
hersage
hersal
hersall

Literary usage of Herring hog

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie (1856)
"... and " a very large fish called the herring-hog, seen in pursuit of others, especially of the herring, with a larger dorsal fin," and hence imagined by ..."

2. The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt: Only Survivor of the Ship by John Rodgers Jewitt, Richard Alsop (1824)
"... would be no easy matter to distinguish the one from the other; from this circumstance, the sailors have given the name of the herring hog to this fish. ..."

3. The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt: Only Survivor of the Ship by John Rodgers Jewitt, Richard Alsop (1824)
"... would be no easy matter to distinguish the one from the other; from this circumstance, the sailors have given the name of the herring hog to this fish. ..."

4. The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donel by Charles Patrick Meehan (1868)
"Some bear a salmon, with an open hand (remember, in the Welsh, " sewin" signifies a salmon) ; other branches used the porpoise or herring hog ; and in the ..."

5. The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donel by Charles Patrick Meehan (1880)
"Some bear a salmon, with an open hand (remember, in the Welsh, " sewin" signifies a salmon); other branches used the porpoise or herring hog; and in the old ..."

6. The Montgomery Manuscripts: (1603-1706) by William Montgomery, George Hill (1869)
"Minor branches used the porpoise or herring-hog on their crest ; and. in the old graveyard of Doe Castle there is a tomb with a figure apparently intended ..."

7. The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donel by Charles Patrick Meehan (1870)
"Some bear a salmon, with an open hand (remember, in the Welsh, " sewin" signifies a salmon) ; other branches used the porpoise or herring hog; and in the ..."

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