sty

Part of speech: noun

a pen for swine

Part of speech: noun

A small inflamed swelling on the edge of the eyelid.

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Usage examples "sty":

  1. I rushed to the sty, found the nest warm, and with prompt decision prepared for speedy pursuit. - "Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands", Mary Seacole Commentator: W. H. Russell.
  2. She had to crawl, for there was not room in the sty for even a child to stand upright. - "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
  3. In the village through which I passed, the Mayor himself had just had one stolen out of its sty. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.