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  • noun A building where fowl are kept.


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  • The coppice itself presented an incised and draggled appearance, owing to the ravages of Henry Boddick and another man, who had cut and stacked a quantity of timber, which a contractor was gradually rejecting for the fowl-house and granary.

    The Silver Spoon

  • A woman came stooping out of the felt-covered fowl-house, half-way down the garden.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • They sat on the other side of the fowl-house; but she whispered, all the same.

    Ultima Thule

  • The fields were dreary and forsaken, and in the marshy strip that led to the whimsey, a reedy pit-pond, the fowls had already abandoned their run among the alders, to roost in the tarred fowl-house.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • Passing behind a wooden fence which was a tangle of passion-flower, she opened the door of the fowl-house, and out strutted the mother-hen followed by her pretty brood.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • But the fox was not there to hear this insult, for she had gone off to a neighbouring fowl-house, where she had noticed some fat young chickens the day before.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • We were permitted to have a fowl-house for chickens, separate from the white folks.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 4

  • Methought he protested too much, but knowing that men and mules were dead beat, and that we had a long way to go, I told Salam that the guest-house would serve, and the headman lead the way to a tapia building that would be called a very small barn, or a large fowl-house, in England.


  • In the villages the knitting is nearly all done in the cottages, opposite long low windows, or in a small out-house which might well be a fowl-house.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • The fowl-house was built on a gentle slope, and below, at some little distance, was a pond with two or three green islands in the middle of it.

    Dick and His Cat and Other Tales


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