from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where poultry are reared and kept; an extensive establishment for the breeding and fattening of poultry and the commercial production of eggs.


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  • Alan had his dreams closer to home, too, like a machine to create fertilizer from the mountains of poultry-farm dung that threatened the Chesapeake Bay.

    Judy and Alan Gross's family is at heart of standoff between Washington and Cuba

  • When we definitely turned our backs on the potential poultry-farm offered us at our hotel, we found ourselves in as good housing at another, overlooking the length and breadth of the stately Plaza San Fernando, with its parallelogram of tall palms, under a full moon swimming in a cloudless heaven by night and by day.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • A woman could keep a poultry-farm till the last trump, and even then never awake to the fact that the same brand of corn is appreciated both by the goose and the gander!

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • But Jake's ardour waned about the third day; then the recurrent necessity for long celebrations at Medora, and the ancient allurements of idle hours spent lying on the tops of sunny buttes and of days spent sponging on the hospitality of distant ranches, swept away the last pretence of attention to his poultry-farm.

    Johnny Bear And Other Stories from Lives of the Hunted

  • At one time or other most men of this kind see the chance of their lives in a poultry-farm.

    Johnny Bear And Other Stories from Lives of the Hunted

  • Her first experience of the journey afforded her more enjoyment than she had expected, the hilariousness of the others being quite contagious after her monotonous attention to the poultry-farm all the week.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • An immeasurable social chasm was to divide our heroine's personality thereafter from that previous self of hers who stepped from her mother's door to try her fortune at Trantridge poultry-farm.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The letter was in the third person, and briefly informed Mrs. Durbeyfield that her daughter's services would be useful to that lady in the management of her poultry-farm, that a comfortable room would be provided for her if she could come, and that the wages would be on a liberal scale if they liked her.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • A few minutes later the chimneys of The Slopes appeared in view, and in a snug nook to the right the poultry-farm and cottage of Tess's destination.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • There was four square yards of it, looking like the path of a cyclone that has wandered through a stock-yard, a poultry-farm, a vegetable-garden, and an Irish linen mill.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]


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