Much more I, who am apt to get too near that ugly 'sty of Epicurus' sometimes!
You're in Bermondsey, mister, an' if you tyke my advice you'll go 'ome an' sty 'ome.
A proverb on the laziness and lodgings of the servants: “The worse their sty—the longer they lie.”
Here, nine out of every ten of the guarijos we've seen, live like hogs in a sty.
He quickened his steps; his heart beat very fast; he looked over the edge of the sty, and, oh horror!
And the girls heard the hungry grunting of a pig in its sty.
It stands for sty-ward, where sty means pen, not necessarily limited to pigs.
She had to crawl, for there was not room in the sty for even a child to stand upright.
Do you know why you are fed so well while you stay in this sty?
Such is the modern philosophy of the Moulders, pigs out of the sty of Epicurus.
"pen for pigs," Old English sti, stig "hall, pen" (in sti-fearh), from Proto-Germanic *stijan (cf. Old Norse stia "sty, kennel," Old High German stiga "pen for small cattle").
"inflamed swelling in the eyelid," 1610s, probably a back-formation from Middle English styany (as though sty on eye), mid-15c., from Old English stigend "sty," literally "riser," from present participle of stigan "go up, rise," from Proto-Germanic *stig- (see stair).
sty or stye (stī)
n. pl. sties or styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid. Also called hordeolum.