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domestic fowl

a chicken.
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  • The rebchik, or wood-hen, is found throughout Siberia, and is much cheaper in the market than any kind of domestic fowl.

  • Each bird had one egg about the same size as that of a domestic fowl.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • I have the highest regard for this domestic fowl, and I would not for a great deal impose a too arduous task upon her.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • Occasionally one may get a wild duck or two and some fearful-looking wild fowls—the progeny of the domestic fowl.

  • How long the domestic fowl had been known to the Jews is extremely uncertain, and we have very little to guide us in our search.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • The flesh of game contains abundance of osmazome, a substance which is somewhat deficient in that of the domestic fowl.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • They are rather good-looking birds, something like a very 'gamey' domestic fowl, with a fine upstanding tail.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Not one morsel of it would he eat, however, not even a piece of domestic fowl, which he seemed to look upon as game.

  • Pheasants in England reared under a domestic fowl are as wild as in a state of nature.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • To its introduction into Britain by the Cæsars we owe our acquaintance with the domestic fowl.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for domestic fowl

domestic fowl

a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and occurring in many varieties Often shortened to fowl
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