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pigpen

1. slang An extremely dirty or untidy room or area. Likened to the literal pens where pigs live, typically covered in mud and filth. If this pigpen isn't cleaned by the time I get home, you'll both be grounded for a week! I left the kids alone while I was gone, and the house was a total pigpen when I came back.
2. slang A police station or headquarters. ("Pig" is a common derogatory slang term for a police officer.) Suddenly, all the cops went back into their cars and sped back to the pigpen. They're keeping the evidence locked up at the pigpen.
3. slang A hash mark (#), known as a "pound sign." Make sure you put a pigpen in front of the number when you enter it into the spreadsheet.

pigpen

n. a crosshatch or the number sign: #. (see also mesh.) There is nothing on my printout but a whole string of pigpens.
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A river runs past the pigpens. This river had no name, so we named it No Name River.
PELLIZZI: We placed various paint cans on top of the pigpen and started to shoot at them.
The neighbor animals crowded around the pigpen to welcome the baby as Patty's parents introduced her to her elders on the farm.
In his past, his grandfather, "the first who realized that I'm not worthy / of life," exiled him to the pigpen and then dropped a stick on him; then "They"--family, society?--"murdered me, slowly, year / after year" before "You strangled me ..." He has so little sense of self that he can't fill out a form to place a personal ad.
Meanwhile, George Bush has been in Iraq to oversee the end of the clean-up, which is a bit like Pigpen from the Peanuts strip presenting How Clean Is Your House.
The bearded referents that Motion to Rejoin calls to mind most readily aren't Jerry Garcia and Pigpen so much as Terry Riley and La Monte Young, the early minimalist composers whose New Age spirituality, improvisational performances and psychedelic concert environments provided a countercultural counterpoint to the more concert hall-oriented works of Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Rats were detected in places with high plant cover (the shrub area in farm "2"), near the pigpen in the farm "1", and near sheds in farm "2" (Fig.
While in dry-dock the shipyard will establish a topside guardrail system called a Pigpen. This will consist of an upper guard rail between 42 and 45 inches, a midrail halfway between the deck and the upper rail and a third rail ten inches above the deck.
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The actual trip, though, involves a pigpen, a farmer's yard, a grassy fence line, an erosion ditch, a creek and hand-to-hand combat with tree roots before arriving at the base of the stand.
chicken's eggs beneath the pigpen, uncollected, because neither of
Thus science has given credence to the phrase "happy as a pig in--" uh, a pigpen.
Clean up and organize your shop: It is hard for anyone to believe that anything will be improved in a repair shop that looks like a pigpen. Clean up shelves, benches, floors, and empty chip trays and put tools away.
Pigpen, now known as Matt, is a homophobic clean-freak who carries around a hand dispenser of Purell in his pocket.
Initially, the request to regard a pigpen as a 'site of richly layered psychic significance' appears slightly absurd.