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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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  • How did they pass their illimitable leisure, when they rested from the fishing-net by day and the chicken-coop by night?

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • "You might let me tar the roof of the chicken-coop," begged Wendy.

  • Inside the chicken-coop the old Hen was trying to settle down again, and the Chickens were talking it over.

    Dooryard Stories Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • Hilda, the statue is there waiting, and it's all boxed up like a chicken-coop.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • Through the slats of the chicken-coop I could see the mother hen with her young ducklings.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Hold on—give me the other handle of that—look at it now, big as a chicken-coop!

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • They plundered the chicken-coop; and disguising the fowls, cooked them at the public galley.

    Redburn. His First Voyage Herman Melville
  • Well, I'd like to get a contract for a chicken-coop just to keep my hand in.

  • They would eat out of the same dish, and when night came they would all go to the chicken-coop together.

  • I has ter watch mer own chicken-coop ter keep chick'ns 'nuff fer Sunday eatin'.

    The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt

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