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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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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.
# rat Weight (g) Sex most frequent location 1 80 Male pigpen 2 210 Male outside shed 3 460 Male periphery with vegetation 4 230 Female periphery with vegetation 5 290 Female outside shed 6 310 Female periphery with vegetation 7 160 Male (disperser individual)- # rat home range Lmax (m) # location (ha) points 1 0.0024 16.5 3 2 - 10 2 3 0.01125 57 3 4 0.03 42.72 5 5 - 10 2 6 0.0525 66 5 7 - - -
sonrai was found in 11 of the 25 examined pigpens in villages in the 4 most northern sampling sites (Table).
It is rare that such favorable microhabitats are near pigpens and enable ticks to feed on pigs instead of small mammals inhabiting burrows.
Many investigators believe the future of xenotransplantation may dwell in pigpens. Pigs are easy to raise, mature quickly, produce large litters, and have organs comparable in size to humans'.
QT steel bars may be used only for low- to medium-rise buildings, and for 'nonsensitive' structures such as fences, pigpens, or roads, he added.
They are primarily engaged in farming and home-based livestock raising; as such, there is a proliferation of backyard pigpens in the areas; and waste management and supply chain are already established, said Rodrigo.
Hidden between gardens and woodland, it covers 3.84 acres of Green Belt land and includes stables, pigpens, a hay barn, chicken run and a carp lake.
The other was of a pig being lifted by its front legs by a man who seemed to enjoy inflicting pain on the wretched animal, in contrast to his companion carrying another pig properly by holding it under its belly and hind quarters ('Illegal pigpens polluting Pasig River demolished').
The Awak Youth Organization proposes to work with the village leaders and pig farmers/owners to convert all (approximately 26 pens) pigpens in Awak to the dry-litter system to prevent pig waste/contaminants from entering the river/stream.
Many are in the yards of modest homes, stupas near pigpens and chicken coops, they are everywhere, almost 3,000 of them.
We encourage the use of unused pigpens, sacks, recycled plastic drums and other such innovative ways."
He works in agriculture and animal husbandry, and there is a pigpen around his workplace, Taiwan CDC said, adding that hence, it is determined the case could have acquired his infection around his workplace.