Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


As to fatting turkeys, the best way is, never to let them be poor.

The sow must live as well as a fatting hog, or the pigs will be good for little.

If his wheat fails, he has his barley—if his barley, he has his sheep—if his sheep, he has his fatting oxen.

He is nearly always killing pigs; sometimes beating the oak for them; with Spenser, fatting them.

The fatting pig which pays best is one which has a short life and a merry one, never having to seek or wait for its food.

The fatting house is a room where a girl is kept for some weeks previous to her marriage.

She was feeding and fatting Tommy, with a view to selling him and buying a silk gown with the money.

It originally meant food used for fatting, especially for fatting swine.

I would rather throw potatoes to the dunghill than give them to a store bullock, though I would give them to my fatting bullocks.

The modes that are resorted to by the French for fatting geese, are, I hope, such as Englishmen will never think of.