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A "sow's baby" is, according to slang dictionaries from the early 1800s, a pig, or sometimes a suckling pig. Why they felt the need to clarify this is unknown. More usefully, it was also slang for a sixpence, because it is half a shilling, and a shilling was often called a hog.

A "sow's baby" is, according to modern crossword dictionaries, a clue that probably means piglet.

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