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farmyard

[fahrm-yahrd] /ˈfɑrmˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard or enclosure surrounded by or connected with farm buildings.
Origin of farmyard
1740-1750
1740-50; farm + yard2
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  • But a mob of country louts are drilling in a farmyard up the moorlands, to plunder and destroy us, if they can.

    Slain By The Doones R. D. Blackmore
  • Sheila would probably be busy about the house or she might have work to do in the farmyard.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • As she spoke a dog howled in a farmyard beneath them, and she shot upwards as though lifted by a sudden gust of wind.

    Jimbo Algernon Blackwood
  • He followed her across the farmyard and through the gate into the "loanie."

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • By obtaining entrance to the farmyard upon which the east end abuts, traces of the original apsidal termination may be seen.

  • I should like to know who would let her mess about as she does in a farmyard.'

  • A cock "proper" is generally represented of the kind which in farmyard phraseology is known as a gamecock (Fig. 468).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • Stables and hay-barns filled two sides of the farmyard below him.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • He opened the gate into the farmyard and walked up to the house door with a beating heart.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • A few of the farmyard folk were a bit jealous of the Muley Cow.

    The Tale of the The Muley Cow Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for farmyard

farmyard

/ˈfɑːmˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
  1. an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
  2. (as modifier): farmyard animals
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