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  • proper n. A children's fable about a hen who, in the classical version, believes the sky is falling after an acorn hits her head, journeys to inform the King, and is finally eaten by Foxy Loxy. Also known by other names including The Sky is Falling.
  • proper n. The main character in this story, a hysterical hen, sometimes alternatively named Chicken Little under a different title.


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  • The Sky Is Falling, better known as Chicken Licken, Henny Penny or Chicken Little is an old cumulative tale and fable about a chicken (or a hare in early versions) who believes the sky is falling.

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  • With more than 600 KFCs in South Africa now, the chicken chain has a 44% share of that country ' s $1.8 billion fast-food market, followed by South African chain Nando ' s, with 6%, and McDonald ' s and the local Chicken Licken, each with a 5% share.

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  • The Chicken Licken piece on last night's Ten O'Clock News made a big thing about how in some places the ice was too thin to walk on, showing the intrepid explorers swimming through some slushy ice.


  • Innscor owns the fast-food outlets Chicken Licken and Nando's.

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  • The ghost of poor Chicken Licken roams the corridors of Westminster.

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  • The most recent serious case in point is an attempted murder case on Mr Vivian Ngobese who runs a Chicken Licken outlet at

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  • The ANC in its statement on Wednesday referred to an incident in which Chicken Licken owner, Vivian Ngobese was shot at, allegedly by a police reservist who was later arrested.

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  • Ltd, owned by Chicken Licken franchise owner George Samboros, and

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  • The account was in the name of Chicken Licken, Wanderers

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  • A vehicle belonging to the fast food outlet Chicken Licken was badly damaged when about 80 youths threw bricks at it.

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