Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pig's Snout

From the online Oxford Dictionary:
 Pronunciation: /grɔɪn/
(US groin)
a low wall or sturdy timber barrier built out into the sea from a beach to check erosion and drifting.
late 16th century: from dialect groin 'snout', from Old French groign, from late Latin grunium 'pig's snout', from Latin grunnire 'to grunt' "

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