Origin of mother hen
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The advertised story is a kind of mother-hen who gathers under her wings a numerous brood of biographical chicks.
Presently the mother-hen, turning round, happened to spy him.
Hondecoeter gives us here a mother-hen, who could face the Madonna of the Chair.The Standard Galleries - Holland|Esther Singleton
The mother-hen was at work still among the stones, but the chickens had climbed about him and were perching on him.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
When the boy had lifted up our mansion (which he called a coop), mother-hen started at once on a journey round the world.