from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small house or hutch for chickens or, more specifically, hens to live in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house or shelter for fowls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house, coop, or shelter for fowls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a farm building for housing poultry
You are saying that the fox guarding the henhouse is better than no guard at all.
Who ever smelled the "pole cat in the henhouse" is correct.
Toxic loans and toxic mortgages, the ones designed to extract the maximum amount of money from a customer before they are pushed off the cliff into default, are now under increased scrutiny because the current system of allowing the roosters to guard the henhouse is starting to tank the national economy.
And that allowed these two posing faux roosters to gain entry through the back door of the henhouse, which is probably how they gain entry anyway.
I'm curious about the employees of financial products though ... usually the people saying we have to let the fox guard the henhouse are the people who weren't watching in the first place.
Foxes in the henhouse is the rule, rather than the exception.
I think having the fox guard the henhouse is a very bad idea.
You see, among the little meadow and forest people there is no such thing as property rights, excepting in the matter of storehouses, and because these hens were alive, it didn't occur to Granny and Reddy that the henhouse was a sort of storehouse.
I in addition to the foxes running the henhouse, that is.
Of course, when the fox is placed in charge of the "henhouse," it is the farmer who will ultimately be run out of business.