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fat hen

a common plant, Chenopodium album, with small green flowers and whitish scales on the stem and leaves: family Chenopodiaceae (chenopods) Also called (US) pigweed, lamb's-quarters
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  • Reddy's first thought was that probably the farmer from whom he had stolen the fat hen had found it and taken it away.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • Among these was a foolish, fat hen who lived in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Grumpy Weasel Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And how could a fat hen with a broken neck disappear of its own accord?

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • Presently a fat hen, attracted by the corn, approached the hidden fox, whereupon he rushed out and seized her.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • As he ran, Reddy watched sharply this way and that way for a place to hide the fat hen.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • Choose a fat hen turkey of some six or seven pounds weight, and cut off legs up to second joint, with half the wings and the neck.

  • By and by a fat hen walked over to the bars of the cowyard and hopped up on the lower bar.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • There was a quick spring, and that fat hen was seized by the neck so suddenly that she didn't have time to make a sound.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • A fat hen ceases to lay, or nearly, while an over-fed cock becomes lazy and useless, and may die of apoplexy.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • He knew he must find a place soon, because already that fat hen was growing very heavy.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess

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