Egg-laying hens are placed in cages to unnaturally churn out egg after egg.
Rather, the hope is to rattle the cages a bit and make sure that the leadership of the Senate reflects the energy in the ranks.
Nine burros, 109 beagles, 10 sheep, and 31 albino rats were put in cages and set to face the dirty bomb.
early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.
: a big cage star/ the cage standingnoun
(Heb. kelub', Jer. 5:27, marg. "coop;" rendered "basket" in Amos 8:1), a basket of wicker-work in which birds were placed after being caught. In Rev. 18:2 it is the rendering of the Greek _phulake_, properly a prison or place of confinement.