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Origin of hen
OTHER WORDS FROM henhen·like, adjectivehen·nish, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hen
Egg-laying hens are placed in cages to unnaturally churn out egg after egg.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prince Charles has closed down his small free-range egg business after 24 of his beloved hens were killed by a fox.
And in item 6c I get to list my dependents—three children, four dogs, six laying hens, two goldfish, and a hamster.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys|P. J. O’Rourke|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he loved to do was count the number of eggs his hens laid.Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth|Jimmy So|August 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As Foer writes in Eating Animals, “I could keep a flock of hens under my sink and call them free-range.”
"I should judge your hens ain't layin' well, figurin' on the size of the basket," said the old man, ignoring her denial.
Now he was wagging his head solemnly, pulling his beard, and over and over repeating, "But hens is contrary—hens is contrary."
There was a little black one in our yard this spring, which none of the mother-hens would own.
Why, he sent his man down here, t'other day, to warn me to keep my hens shut up and off his property.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The roosters crowed and the hens clucked; the farmer's wife began to get breakfast, and the four children slept on.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
British Dictionary definitions for hen
Word Origin for hen
Idioms and Phrases with hen
see mad as a hornet (wet hen); scarce as hen's teeth.