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poultry

(pōl′trē)
n.
Domesticated fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese, raised for meat or eggs.
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Poultry is one of those things which no person can get to the bottom of, there is so much of it and such variety.
"Well, then, in my belief he is more likely to be dog than poultry. I have not heard of poultry that hadn't wings.
Inchbare sent to me about the poultry. Why shouldn't she offer to take any fowls that I can spare off my hands?
Among the long list of human weaknesses, a passion for poultry seems to have its practical advantages (in the shape of eggs) as compared with the more occult frenzies for collecting snuff-boxes and fiddles, and amassing autographs and old postage-stamps.
" 'You take your cheeses there as it is,' I used to tell them, 'why not take poultry, eggs, vegetables, game, hay and straw, and so forth?' All my counsels were a source of fortune; it was a question of who should follow them first.
It is well for the old girl that she has but one birthday in a year, for two such indulgences in poultry might be injurious.
Poyser curtsied duly, and watched the two horses until they had disappeared from the yard, amidst great excitement on the part of the pigs and the poultry, and under the furious indignation of the bull-dog, who performed a Pyrrhic dance, that every moment seemed to threaten the breaking of his chain.
The firing began in the Poultry, where the chain was drawn across the road, where nearly a score of people were killed on the first discharge.
Rebecca was capable of certain set tasks, such as keeping the small children from killing themselves and one another, feeding the poultry, picking up chips, hulling strawberries, wiping dishes; but she was thought irresponsible, and Aurelia, needing somebody to lean on (having never enjoyed that luxury with the gifted Lorenzo), leaned on Hannah.
"Pardon me, your worship," said Sancho, "for, as I cannot read or write, as I said just now, I neither know nor comprehend the rules of the profession of chivalry: henceforward I will stock the alforjas with every kind of dry fruit for your worship, as you are a knight; and for myself, as I am not one, I will furnish them with poultry and other things more substantial."
Their party in the dining-room was large, for almost all the Lucases came to meet Maria and hear the news; and various were the subjects that occupied them: Lady Lucas was inquiring of Maria, after the welfare and poultry of her eldest daughter; Mrs.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism are all very good words for the lips: especially prunes and prism.