Farmers used to dunk hens in cold water to “break” their broodiness.You don’t want to be around a hormonal hen after she’s had an ice bath. “He could eat corn through a picket fence.” This describes someone with an unfortunate set of buck teeth. In my short life, I’ve seen Trustee’s Garden in Savannah, I’ve eaten fifty-dollar shrimp in Charleston, I’ve touched the Cadillac Hank Williams died in. These mossy trees carry chiggers that will eat a man alive.
This effect pulls the pig’s lips back to reveal a toothy “grin,” making it look happy even though it’s dead.
They tend to stick up and outward, like a horse’s teeth.
Imagine a horse eating a carrot, and you’ll get the picture. “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” A pig’s ear may look soft, pink, and shiny, but you’re not fooling anyone by calling it your new Marc Jacobs bag.
A good rider knows to walk the horse around so it can dry off before going back to the stable.
A horse will look sick and tired if you forget this step, much like a person who misses sleep or drinks too much. “He’s as drunk as Cooter Brown.” Cooter Brown is an infamous character in Southern lore.