long pig


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long pig

obsolete Human flesh when eaten as food by cannibals. As our canoe drifted down the river into the thickest parts of the jungle, the thought crossed my mind that we may well end up as long pig for some savage's meal.
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The play's title refers to the fact South Sea islanders were at one time cannibals who called human flesh Long Pig.
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What type of meat was once called long pig by Polynesian tribesmen?
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Their father decided to develop a pedigree herd of Welsh pigs - a strong, long pig with long wide ears and a long jowl and he protected them mercilessly from the invading Landrace pigs, which came in from Sweden around the 1950s and which, to the general wisdom, were a good thing to start breeding into your stock.
Eating humans was widespread in the ex-Brit-ish colony with the meat described as "long pig".