hencoop


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hencoop

(ˈhɛnˌkuːp)
n
(Agriculture) a cage for poultry
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hen•coop

(ˈhɛnˌkup, -ˌkʊp)

n.
a large coop for poultry.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hencoop - a farm building for housing poultryhencoop - a farm building for housing poultry
farm building - a building on a farm
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Translations

hencoop

nHühnerstall m
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But I have patients amongst the seafaring population of West Colebrook, and, unofficially, I am informed that very early that morning two brothers, who went down to look after their cobble hauled up on the beach, found, a good way from Brenzett, an ordinary ship's hencoop lying high and dry on the shore, with eleven drowned ducks inside.
She sat primly on a hencoop in the yard while the others played an uproarious game of tag; and then they all climbed to the top of the pig-house roof and cut their initials on the saddleboard.
Up and down he walked beneath the tree like a fox caught in a hencoop. Behind him were three Black Friars standing close together in a frightened group, like three black sheep in a tempest.
Leaving the Henderson in Figueras to be repaired, Clancy boarded a "wretched hencoop train" which took seven hours to get to Barcelona, during which he decided that he preferred the Spanish to the French both in looks and temperament and they were "even more gay than the Italians in nature".
In both cases their appearance on the course had the same effect on the markets as the presentation at the hencoop of the card of an immaculately waistcoated Mr Fox.
"Let us not pry into the holy mysteries of the hencoop with simian fingers" (127).