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1903, in the meaning defined above
Time Traveler for hog-killing
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“Hog-killing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog-killing. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.
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