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  • From there he gained the roof of a chicken-house, passed over the ridgepole and dropped to the ground inside.

    The God's Domain

  • Ireland, let alone the three kingdoms itself, and who fitted up the chicken-house to accommodate his friends when they honoured him unexpectedly with their company.

    Castle Rackrent

  • New Town Tullyhog — made it their choice, often and often, when there was no room to be had for love nor money, in long winter nights, to sleep in the chicken-house, which Sir Patrick had fitted up for the purpose of accommodating his friends and the public in general, who honoured him with their company unexpectedly at Castle

    Castle Rackrent

  • He lived in summer in a little shed behind the chicken-house, and in winter in the ante-room of the bathhouse; in the bitter frosts he spent the night in the hayloft.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • The common run of pythons is 10 – 15 feet, or rather I should say this is about the sized one you find with painful frequency in your chicken-house.

    Travels in West Africa

  • A disease, in many respects strikingly similar to beriberi in man, suddenly broke out in the chicken-house at the laboratory in Batavia, and this called for a thorough study.

    Christiaan Eijkman - Nobel Lecture

  • At another time she had a poultry-mania, and a chicken-house with the most approved nests, warming-apparatus, etc., was constructed for the little lady, and here she daily set the hens, fed the chickens, and collected the eggs, selling them to her father at exorbitant prices.

    Katie Robertson A Girls Story of Factory Life

  • Desperately we got up to look round for some shelter, and George, our champion "scrounger," discovered a chicken-house.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • The Southern lady interrogated her colored cook, Matilda, concerning a raid made on the chicken-house during the night.

    Jokes For All Occasions Selected and Edited by One of America's Foremost Public Speakers

  • 'I'm sure I don't know what to do with him,' she complained; 'he runs away from school whenever he get a chance, and last Sunday he breaks into my neighbour's chicken-house, and smashes a whole set of eggs that was being' atched!

    Dwell Deep or Hilda Thorn's Life Story

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