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farmyard

[fahrm-yahrd] /ˈfɑrmˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard or enclosure surrounded by or connected with farm buildings.
Origin of farmyard
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; farm + yard2
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  • I went out at the other door into the close or farmyard, and ran across to the house.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • Sheila would probably be busy about the house or she might have work to do in the farmyard.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • He followed her across the farmyard and through the gate into the "loanie."

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I should like to know who would let her mess about as she does in a farmyard.'

  • In the farmyard the workers were preparing to depart for the night from their long day of toil.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • The one he buried in his corn-kiln, the other under the gate of his farmyard.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • He and I walked around the farmyard, noting, observing, admiring.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Stables and hay-barns filled two sides of the farmyard below him.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • What do geese, grouse and farmyard fowl know of such things?

  • For Grumpy was careful, as a rule, to visit the farmyard only after dark.

    The Tale of Grumpy Weasel Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for farmyard

farmyard

/ˈfɑːmˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
  1. an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
  2. (as modifier): farmyard animals
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