Shoat (noun) – a young hog and especially one that has been weaned.

This was found in “Beloved,” on page 263, in the fifth paragraph. “After the conversation about the shoat, Sixo is tied up with the stock at night, and locks are put on bins, pens, sheds, coops, the tackroom, and the barn door.

Sixo was tied up after the conversation of the young hog.

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