holding pen


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Noun1.holding pen - a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
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The drama that was going on was almost as familiar as the scene, nevertheless habit had not made him indifferent to it, and even in his present self-absorbed mood, Adam felt a momentary stirring of the old fellow-feeling, as he looked at the rough men painfully holding pen or pencil with their cramped hands, or humbly labouring through their reading lesson.
Our cow holding pen can house 5,000 cows at a time.
I was standing in a pen, like a holding pen for livestock, or so it sometimes felt.
At approximately 1 month after antibiotic treatment, oropharyngeal swabs were collected from 300 pheasants (out of a total population of ~2300) in a single winter holding pen.
There's no way for even the largest agency to process that much info, so most of those events were then stored in a database dubbed "Black Hole"--a digital holding pen for yet-unanalyzed data.
But then it was back to the holding pen as the Chancellor and his team left the building, set for another brief visit on their whistle-stop tour of the handful of seats that will decide the election.
Eventually she was able to be moved to a holding pen in the society's Gosforth Park nature reserve in Newcastle.
The 12-year-old primate loves opening doors - particularly the walkthrough's exit gate, where he often becomes trapped in the holding pen.
Dozens of people are injured each year in the 8am runs along a 930-yard (850-metre) course from a holding pen to Pamplona's bull ring.
She was among hundreds of fans who turned up at the venue yesterday before being taken into a holding pen and given numbers to secure their place in the queue to get them a front row seat.
The gorings were the first to occur this year at the annual festival, in which thousands run with the bulls along a 850-metre route through narrow cobbled streets between a holding pen and the city bullring.
6-metre (928-yard) course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.