He hit the floor on all fours and snapped at the hen as she rolled by.
She handed the hen to him and stood.
A hen was singing in the back yard.
I fell head over heals with the little goat lady who had the courage to get right up into my face and give me what-for about a hen I threw to the fox.
For a moment he gazed down at her, his expression much like the trapped fox in the hen house.
At the hen house she grabbed the basket and reached into the first nest.
I can't tell you how many times I've had a hen set until the last few days and then leave the nest, spoiling the eggs.
Within the church are the iron crown of Lombardy, supposed to have been beaten out of one of the nails used at the Crucifixion, and the treasury containing the relics of Theodelinda, comprising her crown, fan and comb of gold, and the golden hen and seven chickens, representing Lombardy and her seven provinces, and crosses, reliquaries, &c., of the Lombard and Gothic periods.
Now some really big names tell me to back off but it's my hen house where all you fox are playing.
"The eggs... the eggs are teaching the hen," muttered the count through tears of joy, and he embraced his wife who was glad to hide her look of shame on his breast.
The Hare (or Rabbit), Monkey, Dog and Serpent reappeared without change; for the Tiger, Crocodile and Hen, unknown in America, the Ocelot, Lizard and Eagle were substituted as analogous.6 The Aztec calendar dated from the 7th century; but the zodiacal tradition embodied by it was doubtless much more ancient.
Reaching her hand into the next nest box, a hen pecked it hard.
The hen is much less brightly tinted.
He cowered in the corner, clutching a white hen in his mouth.
Hen and duck house.
I poured cement in the hole he dug under the hen house.
The hen scrambled, dragging a broken wing and squawking her anguish.
The hen was very gentle, and made no objection to our investigations.
Now he'll get a taste for chickens and start raiding my hen house every night.
Once home she washed the roasting hen and put it in a pan.
The constitution of the denomination (called in Welsh, " Hen Gorph," i.e.
A considerable deficit, of about £16,000,000, was in prospect, and the chancellor of the exchequer aroused misgivings by alluding in a speech to the difficulty he had in deciding what "hen roost" to "rob."
It is said that when hatched by a hen they will directly disperse on some alarm, and so are lost, for they never hear the mother's call which gathers them again.
She didn't intend to say anything to anyone, but Katie was on her like a hen on a June bug the minute she came through the door.
The cook began running hither and thither in the passage like a frightened hen, just as Alpatych entered.
The drongo is a fierce and powerful bird which will not tolerate a strange bird of the size of a cuckoo near its nest, yet on account of its resemblance to the drongo, the hen cuckoo is enabled, it has been claimed, to lay her egg in the nest of the drongo, which mistakes the cuckoo for one of its own kind.
Carmen pulled the coop door shut and the fox snarled around the hen, backing deeper into the corner.
He was furnished with a yacht, the " Heemskirk," and a fly-boat, the " Zeehaen " (or " Sea Hen "), under the command of Captain Jerrit Jansen.
The hen is still more soberly attired; but it is perhaps the siskin's disposition to familiarity that makes it so favourite a captive, and, 'though as a cage-bird it is not ordinarily long-lived, it readily adapts itself to the loss of liberty.
The characteristic Chinese mode of dividing the "yellow road " of the sun was, however, by the twelve "cyclical animals " - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon or Crocodile, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Hen, Dog, Pig.
Of other Totaninae,one of the most remarkable is that to which the inappropriate name of Green Sandpiper has been assigned, the Totanus or Helodromas ochropus of ornithologists, which differs (so far as is known) from all others of the group both in its osteology2 and mode of nidification, the hen laying her eggs in the deserted nests of other birds, - Jays, Thrushes or Pigeons, - but nearly always at some height (from 3 to 30 ft.) from the ground (Prot.
Just then a loud cackling was heard outside; and, when a servant threw open the door with a low bow, a yellow hen strutted in.
"In Idaho?" she asked, like a hen pecking for scraps.
She helped Betsy in the kitchen and hovered around Bumpus like a hen with chicks.
V hen the train is started and is moving slowly, the toroue acting on the driving-axle may be estimated as that due to about 85°/, of the full boiler pressure acting in the cylinders.
In the hen the bill is black, the crest more round and not filamentous, the uropygials scarcely elongated, and the vent only scarlet.
The chief of these appe a r to have been Urien, who is said to have fought against the Northumbrian king Theodoric, and Rhydderch Hen who is mentioned also in Adamnan's Life of S.
At the south-east corner we find the hen and duck house, and poultry-yard (m), and the dwelling of the keeper (n).
Then Dorothy wound up Tik-tok and he danced a jig to amuse the company, after which the Yellow Hen related some of her adventures with the Nome King in the Land of Ev.
What they got was a mother hen.
Miss Clara chuckled like a mother hen.
I left because he's a smothering mother hen.
Waving his hands, he yelled and the fox darted out the coop door - without the hen.
She stooped to gather the wounded hen.
Katie gulped her coffee and followed him out the door, pausing to mouth "mother hen" to Carmen.
He caught her in the dairy one day and gently informed her that the hen had passed away.
Obviously he felt his efforts to save the hen were not appreciated.
I threw the hen into the woods, so the fox will probably get it anyway.
Somewhere in the distance a meadowlark began its melodic whistle, and a hen sang industriously up by the house.
Anyway, since when did you get to be such a mother hen?
Bursars' Roll 8-9 Hen.
Bonnet affirms that, before fecundation, the hen's egg contains an excessively minute but complete chick; and that fecundation and incubation simply cause this germ to absorb nutritious matters, which are deposited in the interstices of the elementary structures of which the miniature chick, or germ, is made up.
II., appeals to Rome and original trials by papal delegates did go on, perhaps with the king's licence; for the statute 24 Hen.
The statute 25 Hen.
The statute 4 Hen.
This statute was partly renewed by 22 Hen.
Other changes were introduced by 23 Hen.
c. r5; Fitzherbert, Natura brevium, 269; 2 Hen.
The Statute of Appeals (24 Hen.
The " Act of Submission of the Clergy " (25 Hen.
The same point has been taken by large bodies of clergy and laity in regard to the court of final appeal created by 25 Hen.
a system began of making certain crimes, which previously had been only of spiritual cognizance, felonies (25 Hen.
Among European forms, some tadpoles of Pelobates attain a length of seven inches, the body being of the size of a hen's egg.
2 They were soon nicknamed Kuryadniki, chicken-stealers (from Kura, hen).
The following is a list of kings whose names are mentioned in the chronicles: Rhydderch Hen.
C. 3 (1391) and 2 Hen.
The act of 1400 (2 Hen.
Direr (1525) and Hen.
By the law of England pardon is the sole prerogative of the king, and it is declared by 27 Hen.
Like many other singing birds it is, in the wild state, a mocking-bird, having been heard to imitate the song of the nightingale, the crowing of a cock, and even the cackling of a hen.
This page gives an overview of all articles in the 1911 Brittanica which are alphabetized under Heb to Hen.
in length, and with a body not thicker than a man's little finger, is able to swallow a hen's egg, a feat which seems quite impossible.
Perrot or Pierrot, the diminutive of the proper name Pierre), the name given 1 "Parakeet" (in Shakespeare, i Hen.
in.; their log-measure, holding six hen's eggs, shows it to be over rather than under this amount; but their reckoning of bath = a half cubit cubed is but approximate; by 21.5 it is 1240, by 25.1 it is 1990 cubic in.
The fruit is about the size of a small hen's egg, and within its fibrous rind is the seed or so-called nut, the albumen of which is very hard and has a prettily mottled grey and brown appearance.
While the pennated grouse (called the prairie chicken in Canada) has always been plentiful, the prairie hen (or chicken) proper is a more recent arrival from Minnesota and Dakota, to which states it had come from Illinois and the south as settlement and accompanying wheatfields extended north.
On Charles's death in 1788 Henry issued a manifesto asserting his hereditary right to the British crown, and likewise struck a medal, commemorative of the event, with the legend "Hen.
The first of these was passed in 1235 (20 Hen.
In Java the new-born babe is placed in a hen-coop, and the mother makes a clucking noise, as if she were a hen, to attract the child's soul.
Some cuckoos are singular for their habit of using the nests of smaller birds to lay their eggs in, so that the young may be reared by foster-parents; and it has been suggested that the object of the likeness exhibited to the hawk is to enable the cock cuckoo either to frighten the small birds away from their nests or to lure them in pursuit of him, while the hen bird quietly and without molestation disposes of her egg.
4 Patent Rolls, 35th Hen.
The colour of the fruit varies from green to deep purple, the size from that of a small cherry to that of a hen's egg; the form is oblong acute or obtuse at both ends, or globular; the stones or kernels vary in like manner; and the flavour, season of ripening and duration are all subject to variation.
The fruit-body before it ruptures may reach the size of a hen's egg and is white in colour; from this there grows out a hollow cylindrical structure which can be distinguished at the distance of several yards by its disgusting odour.
The Tithe Acts do not apply to the city of London, which has always had its own peculiar customary payment regulated by episcopal constitutions of 13 Hen.
Kinglakes Eot hen.
Kircher's experimentum mirabile with the fowl and the chalk line succeeds best with the decerebrate hen.
Designed G.W.Ritchey Air tight Building Sheet hen sun Building Scale of Feet FIG.
But in the Dialogus de scaccario (temp. Hen.
The act of 23 Hen.
Out of the breeding-season it shows itself in most parts of the North Atlantic, but never seems to stray farther south than Gibraltar or Morocco, and it is therefore a matter of much interest to find the Southern Ocean inhabited by a bird - the "Port Egmont Hen" of Cook's Voyages - which so closely resembles the Skua as to have been for a long while regarded as specifically identical with it, but is now usually recognized as distinct under the name of S.
It is well known that this became one of the most violently disputed questions at the Reformation, and that for eight years it was felony in England to defend sacerdotal marriage as permissible by the law of God (Statute of the Six Articles, 31 Hen.
Pap. on Hen.
Two miles up the river is the Hen Island dam, which, with the Mishawaka hydraulic dam nearer the city, is the source of much of the power used by the city's manufactories.
The fruits do not usually exceed in size the dimensions of a hen's or of a swan's egg, but that of P. macrocarpa is a gourd-like oblong fruit attaining a weight of 7 to 8 lb.
It crystallizes in needles, which are easily soluble in alcohol, and 'v hen heated above 130° C. lose carbon dioxide and leave a residue of quinoline-fl-carboxylic acid.
To this doctrine express statutory authority (as the events have happened) has been given by 25 Hen.
Canons passed since 2s Hen.
The distinction between pre-Henrician and post-Henrician procedure lies in the requirement, since 25 Hen.
had but few loyal adherents, Vw hen the rivals met at Bosworth Field (Aug.
The song-birds are well represented in the hermit thrush, wood thrush, Wilson's thrush (or veery), brown thrasher, robin, blue bird, bobolink, meadow lark, gold finch, &c. Among the game birds are the ruffed grouse (partridge), quail, prairie hen and wild turkey.
It would also seem that during the breeding-season many of them are wholly nocturnal in their habits, passing the day in holes of the ground, or in clefts of the rocks, in which they generally nestle, the hen of each pair laying a single white egg, sparsely speckled in a few species with fine reddish dots.
BLACKCOCK (Tetrao tetrix), the English name given to a bird of the family Tetraonidae or grouse, the female of which is known as the grey hen and the young as poults.
Richard Marshal, grandson of Strongbow, and to a great extent heir of his power, was foully murdered by his own feudatories Hen ry !IL trap= - men of his own race; and the colony never quite >.
That there was substantial identity in the character of original and copy may be inferred from the fact that the well-known tract called Modus tenendi parliamentum was exemplified under the Great Seal of Ireland in 6 Hen.
Grbers Grundr/ss der roman/sc hen Philologie; F.
In the later story, Erichthonius (son of Hephaestus and Atthis or Athena herself) was handed over by Athena to the three daughters of Cecrops - Aglauros (or Agraulos), Hen and.
Actually, she hadn't given much thought to his motive for working on the hen, assuming it was merely something to pass the time.
Things have really moved on from the traditional chicken ark, coop and hen house.
Clare Benedict, the highly articulate hen, holds the stage.
To judge their size they are standing next to a modern game bantam hen. in the following picture.
battery hen systems have become widespread.
Lorraine Shields, Hen Weekend, Chew Magna, March 2006 An utterly brilliant weekend.
broody chicken hen set turkey eggs.
I met the old buzzard running around like a demented hen round Union Station in Toronto.
cage enrichment offers the possibility of improved hen welfare provided acceptable systems can be introduced practically.
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The many other species of bird include chough, corncrake, golden eagle, merlin, buzzard and hen harrier.
cluck like a hen, but she was kindly and one hundred per cent loyal to the entire family.
Eventually she discovers that real Easter eggs come from broody hen, Mavis, rather than the local confectioner.
They were at the bottom of the naval hierarchy and were tasked with such menial duties as cleaning the pigsties and hen coops.
I often hear this call in the spring, when two or more drakes are pursuing a hen Mallard in flight.
An effective way to do this is to put empty eggshells (from hen eggs used to make omelets) in the cage.
Compounds that produce more than 70% inhibition of neuropathy target esterase give positive results in the hen test.
ample exemplification and confirmation of Grants and Privileges by Hen.
The Brighton Adonis show (a hen party extravaganza!
flecked hen found some grains of wheat.
One day the little flecked hen found some grains of wheat.
Later there was a ringtail Hen Harrier at Rye Harbor Farm and a drake goldeneye still on Long Pit.
If they are up use a fine wire hook B100 and try putting in a small hen hackle, keeping the dressing very slim.
The Hen Wyfe wul no thenk me gin Ah bring hir hame a deid hen.
The best way to see a hen harrier is to scan the horizon with a pair of binoculars.
This estate is the only grouse moor to have breeding hen harriers recorded by the project every year.
In England, breeding hen harriers are restricted to upland heather moorlands.
Could the hen harrier decline on Orkney be due to a shortage of food?
hen party planning!
Sir John Lloyd's History of Carmarthenshire mentions a stone called 'Yr hen lech ' ('the old stone ' at Llangeler.
If you are looking for a wedding limousine or a limo for your hen party.
liven up a hen party or just to have a laugh with friends.
Mrs R ran a livery stable and knew her horses but not a young hen!
Positive ESI-MS m/z spectrum of the protien hen egg white lysozyme.
This definition yielded a conservative assignment as several protein with distinct lobes (e.g. hen lysozyme and subtilisin) were classed as single-domain proteins.
Along the stream we caught a glimpse of a couple of hen mallards, shepherding a brood of ducklings between them.
Population: three rather mangy cows, a dachshund named Colin, and a small hen in its late forties.
The only other scarce migrant seen was a Hen Harrier that flew north over Weston in the afternoon.
neuropathy target esterase give positive results in the hen test.
You only have your hen night once, why risk it, put in the hands of the Hen night specialists, the Dreamboys.
The bride to be will be amazed to receive one of our gift packs on her hen nite.
Charities - The Hospital was built by the parishioners, and endowed in 1632, by Mr. Hen.
The fair will have a vast array of different trades including bridalwear, menswear through to photographers, florists and even hen party planning!
He was a gentle man, but I seem to remember that he was hen pecked by his wife.
A hen pheasant flew off some ten feet in front of me.
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prolong for a year the time allowed by him to Sir Hen.
quacks really loudly it is a hen.
A ringtail Hen Harrier was also seen quartering at the bridge on the road between Guerriero and Alcarias.
raptor sightings included two merlins and a hen harrier.
raptor species, all except Hen Harrier!
Q: What does a rooster say to a hen he likes?
scarce migrant seen was a Hen Harrier that flew north over Weston in the afternoon.
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Other raptor sightings included two merlins and a hen harrier.
Also present: several smew, a scaup and a female hen harrier.
squealing pig and a hen laying an egg.
Every hen night these days seems to have a hen night stripper.
The dog can stretch his legs and the hen can lay her eggs In my little wooden toolshed in the garden.
A great hen night option with your hen night veil, they'll see you coming in this one.
Great ideas can be found for days out, adventure holidays, stag and hen weekends and corporate events.
A perfect place to visit with your fellow hen weekenders.
The strip of pubs are ready-made for hen weekenders who want to do the town properly.. .
Miller: An far wis you fan the hen wanted help tae tak the corn tae me?
Katie the hen was taught to play the xylophone by hitting the notes with her beak.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 28 Jun 1251, by K Hen III to Edmund de Lacy, king's yeoman.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 20 Apr 1251, by K Hen III to Edmund de Lacy, king's yeoman.
Its ready adaptation to confine ment has made it a popular cage-bird on both sides of the Atlantic. The hen is not so good a songster as the cock bird.
V hen the train is started and is moving slowly, the toroue acting on the driving-axle may be estimated as that due to about 85Ã‚°/, of the full boiler pressure acting in the cylinders.
The cock bird, when, to use the fenman's expression, he has not "his show on," and the hen at all seasons, offer no very remarkable deviation from ordinary sandpipers; outwardly there is nothing, except the unequal size of the two sexes, to rouse suspicion of any abnormal peculiarity.
Its most characteristic animals and birds are the white-tailed jack-rabbit, pallid vole, sage hen, sharp-tailed grouse and greentailed towhee; the large Columbia ground-squirrel (Spermophflus columbianus) is common in that part of the zone which re west of the Rocky Mountains, but east of the Rockies it is replaced by another species (Cynomys) which closely resembles a small prairie dog.
the court did not know how to adjudge because the wound was new, and then the defendant took issue and prayed the court that the maihem might be examined, on which a writ was sent to the sheriff to cause to come medicos chirurgieos de melioribus London, ad informandum dominum regem et curiam de his quae eis ex parte domini regis injungerentur (Year Book, 21 Hen.
In this case also both sexes of the cuckoo mimic the drongo, whereas according to the theory it would be necessary for the hen bird alone to do so.
If the writers of the other two Gospels had no means at their disposal for enlarging the narrow framework of St Mark's narrative by recording definite visits to Jerusalem, at least they preserve to us words from the second document which seem to imply such visits: for how else are we to explain the pathetic complaint, " Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered thee, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings; but ye would not" ?
The more important rules for initial mutation are the following: the soft mutation occurs in a feminine singular noun after the article, thus y fam, " the mother " (radical mam); in an adjective following a feminine singular noun, as in mam dda, " a good mother " (da, " good "); in a noun following a positive adjective, as in hen dd9n, " old man," because this order represents what was originally a compound; in a noun following dy, " thy," and ei, " his," thus dy ben," thy head," ei ben, " his head " (pen," head "); in the object after a verb; in a noun after a simple preposition; in a verb after the relative a.
It crystallizes in needles, which are easily soluble in alcohol, and 'v hen heated above 130Ã‚° C. lose carbon dioxide and leave a residue of quinoline-fl-carboxylic acid.
At least in legal theory, the only distinction between pre-Reformation and post-Reformation constitutions is in favour of the former - so long as they do not contravene the royal prerogative or the law of the land (see 25 Hen.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
"Andrew, why didn't you warn me?" said the princess, with mild reproach, as she stood before her pilgrims like a hen before her chickens.
If it quacks really loudly it is a hen.
Ended up with 15 raptor species, all except Hen Harrier !
There are also pictures and farm sounds to download, such as a squealing pig and a hen laying an egg.
The strip of pubs are ready-made for hen weekenders who want to do the town properly...
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 20 Apr 1251, by K Hen III to Edmund de Lacy, king 's yeoman.
Here is the liver of a hen, with yellow yolks of eggs being formed at the bottom of the window.
Often young birds acquire the infections from the hen or through navel or yolk sac infections.
If it is, consider how many chickens you would like to have - the average hen will lay an egg approximately every 25 hours, except for the shortest days of the year.
A good source for shopping and a lot of information is Hen Spa.
Small tea chests or other boxes can make a suitable place for a hen to lay her eggs.
The cookbook provides cooks with grilling techniques and equipment needed to produce delicacies like Guinea hen breasts with rosemary and pesto and Italian-style ribs.
The hen houses have natural sunlight to help make sure that the birds are healthy.
Since the vaccines are prepared using hen eggs, people who have severe allergies to eggs or other vaccine components should not receive the influenza vaccine.
Cat origami for kids is a great project to start with; continue with beginners' projects like origami swans and the traditional hen.
Mother Hen's Quilt Embroideries has many quilt patterns.
Le chat (cat), le cochon (pig), even la poule (hen) may all be part of flirting.
The menu includes an assortment of salads, burgers, corned beef sandwiches, pan-roasted game hen and seafood.
The menu includes prime grade steaks, as well as the not-so-common menu offerings of rattlesnake and alligator tail for appetizers and buffalo, elk and game hen for main courses.
Menu highlights include bison burgers, beef and lamb club sandwiches, organic pickled hen eggs and specialty cheese platters.
He grabbed the hen by the wing and headed for a sliver of light shining through the coop door.
Rhydderch Hen appears to have secured the supremacy amongst these Welsh princes after the great battle of Ardderyd fought about the year 573, to which frequent reference is made in early Welsh poetry.
Old Oswestry, also called Old Fort (Welsh Hen Dinas), is a British earthwork about a mile from the modern town.
He exercised the jurisdiction of legatus natus of the pope throughout all England before the Reformation, and since that event he has been empowered, by 25 Hen.
The master of the faculties regulates the appointment of notaries public, and all dispensations which fall under 25 Hen.
One of its companies carried a number of gamecocks said to have been the brood of a blue hen; hence the soldiers, and later the people of the state, have been popularly known as the " Blue Hen's Chickens."
Very interesting to ornithologists are the few heath hens, the eastern representative of the prairie hen (pinnated grouse), which are found on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and are the sole survivors in the eastern states of one of the finest of American game birds, now practically exterminated even on the western plains.
The earliest regency in England resting upon an express statute was that created by 28 Hen.
I bet that fox thought this old hen was more than he bargained for.
hen d =a the general formula becomes sin' Zm7r Bm: B = (3), showing that, when m is even, B m vanishes, and that, when m is odd, B m: B =1/m272.
Herons, the brown pelican, bittern, and mud hen frequent the marshes.
Of course the hen sits with her legs doubled up under her, as does any other long-legged bird.
No; she's a yellow hen, and a great friend of mine.
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