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chick

abbreviation for chicken (1).
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The rooms wherein dozens of infants had wailed at their nursing now resounded with the tapping of nascent chicks.
Afterward, she went to see Billina's fast-growing family of chicks.
Let me see; that's about seven thousand chicks she has hatched out; isn't it, General?
Or do we stay hidden here like frightened chicks until the war is over and the Baron returns to let us out of this musty hole?
The rotten bark gave way under his feet, and with a despairing yelp he pitched down the rounded crescent, smashed through the leafage and stalks of a small bush, and in the heart of the bush, on the ground, fetched up in the midst of seven ptarmigan chicks.
It was better to eat small live things like ptarmigan chicks, and to let alone large live things like ptarmigan hens.
I've hatched out ten of the loveliest chicks you ever saw.
There were four newly hatched chicks, a day old - little specks of pulsating life no more than a mouthful; and he ate them ravenously, thrusting them alive into his mouth and crunching them like egg- shells between his teeth.
The little chicks had no more than whetted his appetite.
Chicks follow their mother by instinct, but when they are quite young they will follow with equal readiness any moving object remotely resembling their mother, or even a human being (James, "Psychology," ii, 396).
Imagine a truly respectable and amiable hen, by some portentous anomaly, taking to reflection and inventing combinations by which she might prevail on Hodge not to wring her neck, or send her and her chicks to market; the result could hardly be other than much cackling and fluttering.
Chick said a sampling of several contracts showed a failure to follow procedures that could lead to abuse.