or enclosure surrounded by or connected with
a. an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
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The armory contains only some familiar farmyard implements.
The killings took place in the barn, the farmyard, and the house.
Working in a farmyard, pen or stall occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse maintained for breeding purposes.
In the past, there were many rural folks who would shoot any hawk on sight to protect their farmyard poultry.
Other would-be breeders stole eggs from wild mallard nests and incubated them under a farmyard hen.