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hen tracks

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plural noun Slang.
  1. illegible or barely legible handwriting.
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Origin of hen tracks

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
Also called hen scratches.
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  • Any one who has noticed the number of hen-tracks in a poultry yard will appreciate this delicate performance.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie