chicken run

noun Southern African informal

the departure of white residents from South Africa

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Examples from the Web for chicken run

Historical Examples of chicken run

  • Your next shilling secures the roof; the next the chicken-run; and so on.

  • There is evidence of the care and calculation that one spends on a chicken-run.

    Tell England

    Ernest Raymond

  • The clearing was much as it had been, save that the door of the chicken-run stood ajar and its feathered population was gone.

    Ralestone Luck

    Andre Norton

  • In odd moments Hiram had cut and set a few posts, bought poultry netting in Scoville, and enclosed Mrs. Atterson's chicken-run.

    Hiram The Young Farmer

    Burbank L. Todd

  • From behind the clustering shrubs which formed a screen in front of the chicken-run, there came the sound of horses galloping.