from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grouse, especially the young bird. See the extract.
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This evening luck had deserted his fishing, so the trapper took a rifle and went into the woods after a fool-hen.
Every man had a gun in his canoe, but ammunition is expensive on the Swan River, and for small fry, musk-rat, duck, fool-hen, or rabbit, they still used the prehistoric bow and arrow.
No animals in this shot it’s to bad but the frames before i have a fool-hen on her nest. patois says: