Asking, are you going to hurt me, is this going to kill me, am I going to die of swine flu?
The current outbreak of swine flu presents many unanswered questions.
Gone were free pillows and blankets (those actually were cut out when the swine flu epidemic hit).
Why, we might not even live past Thanksgiving dinner to see if there will be a swine Flu 3!
Everything is breaking this guy's way—the timing of everything, from Arlen Specter to the swine flu.
Though dogs and swine may join in generating, it followeth not men or women may join with them.
swine were the natural companions of the prodigal, and the sooner he was with them the better!
How the fetid goat and the swine wallowing in the mire speak to the lecherous man and the drunkard!
He had been ruminating on Gubblum's observation about the swine ring.
His library consisted of cookery books; and all the tongues he knew, were tongues of swine and oxen.
Old English swin "pig, hog," from Proto-Germanic *swinan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian Middle Low German, Old High German swin, Middle Dutch swijn, Dutch zwijn, German Schwein), neuter adjective (with suffix *-ino-) from PIE *su- (see sow (n.)). The native word, largely ousted by pig. Applied to persons from late 14c. Phrase pearls before swine (mid-14c.) is from Matt. vii:6; an early English formation of it was:
Ne ge ne wurpen eowre meregrotu toforan eo wrum swynon. [c.1000]The Latin word was confused in French with marguerite "daisy" (the "pearl" of the field), and in Dutch the expression became "roses before swine."
(Heb. hazir), regarded as the most unclean and the most abhorred of all animals (Lev. 11:7; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17; Luke 15:15, 16). A herd of swine were drowned in the Sea of Galilee (Luke 8:32, 33). Spoken of figuratively in Matt. 7:6 (see Prov. 11:22). It is frequently mentioned as a wild animal, and is evidently the wild boar (Arab. khanzir), which is common among the marshes of the Jordan valley (Ps. 80:13).