from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an enclosed yard for keeping poultry.

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  • n. an enclosed yard for keeping poultry


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  • I knew there was a barn and a shed for silage; these must be to the other side of the house, with the farm's granary and the henyard, kailyard, and disused chapel.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Outraged innocence was one of the things men did best, especially when they were guilty as foxes in the henyard.

    A Crown of Swords

  • The fox was loose in the henyard, and no one in Al Rhemish apparently cared.

    The Fire In His Hands

  • As for my manhood, I reckoned it was proved by now and I could leave such cares to others; for the rest, one does not clip one's hawk and put it in the henyard.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • "I give up all hopes of havin 'posies till Jason mends the henyard fence."

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • A few minutes afterwards, on looking out of the window, we discovered the weak chicken in the henyard and two Leghorn hens finishing up its food.

    Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures.

  • The whole henyard made a rush at him, and formed a ring around him; then they all cried at once: Ka, ka, kada, served you right!

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • James regards them only too obviously from without, choosing as the consciousness through which they are to be represented an engaging young reactionary from Mississippi, Basil Ransom, who invades this fussy henyard and carries away its prized heroine, Verena Tarrant, on the very eve of her great popular success as a lecturer in behalf of her oppressed but rising sex.

    Chapter 8. Henry James

  • They were half-way from the henyard to the house when Bowser the Hound came to meet his master.

    The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

  • Farmer Brown's boy stepped aside, and Jimmy Skunk calmly and without the least sign of hurry or worry walked out, stopped for a drink at the pan of water in the henyard, walked through the henyard gate, and turned towards the stone wall along the edge of the Old Orchard.

    The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk


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