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chicken coop

a coop for chickens.
Fox Hunting. a device for making it easier for a horse to jump wire fences, consisting of two wooden panels set on opposite sides of the fence with the tops of the panels joined at an angle so as to cover the wire.
Origin of chicken coop
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Last night the fox had, by shrewd cunning, managed to pry the chicken coop door open and made off with a rooster.

    The Shadow Passes Roy J. Snell
  • I never knew the chink yet that could resist a chicken coop.

  • In somebody's chicken coop a frightened, dozing hen gargles its throat and then goes to sleep again.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • I've been trying to keep a Bird of Paradise in a chicken coop!

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He has a place down by the garden wall, behind a chicken coop, where he makes his mixtures and keeps all the bottles.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess

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