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- n. A chicken run
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She listened for the longest time, then thought she heard the clang of the chickenyard gate.
Actors call it the Chicken Scene because Macduff weeps in it about "all my pretty chickens and their dam," meaning his kids and wife, being murdered "at one fell swoop" on orders of that chickenyard-raiding "hell-kite" Macbeth.
Then Manuel went into King Helmas 'chickenyard, and caught a goose, and plucked from its wing a feather.
Beforetimes I've often written her to buy some little finery to wear for my sake, but my gift has generally been turned into flannels for poor children or to restock the chickenyard of some unfortunate neighbour whose fowls have all died of gapes.
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