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 for boar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boar \Boar\ (b[=o]r), n. [OE. bar, bor, bore, AS. b[=a]r; akin
     to OHG. p[=e]r, MHG. b[=e]r, G. b[aum]r, boar (but not
     b[aum]r bear), and perh. Russ. borov' boar.] (Zool.)
     The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent
           tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in
           United States [syn: wild boar, boar, Sus scrofa]
      2: an uncastrated male hog

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "boar":
     barrow, billy, billy goat, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bullock,
     chanticleer, cock, cockerel, dog, drake, entire, entire horse,
     gander, gilt, gobbler, hart, he-goat, hog, peacock, pig, piggy,
     piglet, pigling, porker, ram, razorback, rooster, shoat, sow, stag,
     stallion, steer, stot, stud, studhorse, suckling pig, swine, tom,
     tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler,
     turkey-cock, tusker, wether, wild boar

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     occurs only in Ps. 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere
     rendered "swine" (Lev. 11:7; Deut. 14:8; Prov. 11:22; Isa. 65:4;
     66:3, 17). The Hebrews abhorred swine's flesh, and accordingly
     none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond
     the Sea of Galilee. In the psalm quoted above the powers that
     destroyed the Jewish nation are compared to wild boars and wild
     beasts of the field.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or 
  borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board 
  of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The 
  majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the 
  whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it 
  requires a greater number to perform certain acts. 

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