Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building in which poultry are sheltered or reared; a henhouse or chicken-house.
“Mrs. Weston's poultry-house was robbed one night of all her turkeys -- evidently by the ingenuity of man.”
“Similarly the woman used her spare time in knitting and mending, and if time and strength permitted added to her duties the care of the poultry-house.”
“There are flashes of humor, as when St. Ives found himself locked in the poultry-house 'alone with half a dozen sitting hens.”
“Marsden had begun to discover possibilities of profit in a shop which should both draw custom to the inn, and find customers in the chance guests of the tavern, he had turned his attention to the work of transforming the poultry-house into a village store, and had been surprised to find how well it adapted itself to its new purpose.”
“He ought to be able to build, if not the whole, a great portion of his poultry-house, which need not be on a very extensive plan; but there are a certain number of little requisites belonging to it which ought not to be forgotten.”
“On one occasion, when visiting the poultry-house while a class was being instructed, he signified that he would like a practical test of the power of the blind to distinguish different breeds of fowls.”
“Did you take that chicken out of my poultry-house?”
“Sichumovi, settled by peoples from Walpi 31 derivation of term 38 description of 62, 63 direction of kivas of 115 ownership of kiva of 134 list of kivas of 136 poultry-house of 167 fireplace and mantel of 173 piki stone at 175”
A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228
“Sometimes an errant hen would find her way up there and start a nest in vain hopes of being allowed to lay her quota and begin the business of hatching her own offspring in her own way, but Judith would rout her out and force her to comply to community housekeeping in the poultry-house.”
“He inspected the dairy, and the poultry-house where hens were sitting on their nests.”
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