- a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
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Examples from the Web for henhouse
We had a vast vegetable garden, fruit trees, a henhouse, and my father would hunt most of our meat: venison, elk, bear.Benjamin Percy: How I Write
June 5, 2013
Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however, is that the fox is guarding the henhouse.Holder’s Regrets and Repairs
May 28, 2013
In the meantime, Romney is carrying the chickens out the backdoor of the henhouse, one by one.Trump Endorsed Romney Because It Was Like Calling to Like
February 3, 2012
The man that they were discussing had come round to them past the henhouse.Stories of a Western Town
That's Sol Cobb's henhouse and the old rooster is in, judgin' by the signs.
Dad says he cal'lates we'll have to build a raft to get to the henhouse on.
There was a small stable and a henhouse and yard just behind it.
Perez turned, looked as directed, and saw the henhouse in flames.
- a coop for hens
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