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


Only once did he fling out and bestow an unmerited blow on the pork-barrel.

So it was that my wife said: "Felix, you will have to go to the pork-barrel."

The Deacon stared, but said he had taken it from his pork-barrel.

I needed the money, and I put my hook into the pork-barrel,—that is, I trusted the Public.

You could see his ribs as plainly as the hoops on a pork-barrel.

They were allowed to run wild to save the trouble of caring for them, and when the pork-barrel was empty they shot one.

I lay passive for awhile, feeling as if I had been packed and salted down in a pork-barrel.

There was the place for the water-pail, pork-barrel, and wash-basin, and generally a dingy pack of cards left on a log.

We are necessarily forced to the conclusion, that by far the cheapest mode of wintering pigs is in the pork-barrel.

But "woe," says the oracle, "to him who goes to the pork-barrel before the moment of his need."