barnyard fowls

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  • "I don't see why -- but God, you can't get swans from barnyard fowl." Cited from Lydia of the Pines, by Honore` Willsie Morrow
  • Perhaps no part of agriculture is more profitable to the wise farmer than his barnyard fowls, and in Washington this is exceptionally true. Cited from Resources of the State of Washington, 1909, by Ithamar Howell
  • "Are you a barnyard fowl?" he had asked. Cited from The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • There are barnyard fowls in plenty, bobbing their preoccupied heads as they search among the cobbles. Cited from A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees, by Edwin Asa Dix
  • Others -- probably those which, as Major Pitcher informed me, had spent the winter there -- were as tame as barnyard fowls. Cited from American Big Game in Its Haunts, by Various
  • Not far from the nest the parent birds scratch about in the leaves like diminutive barnyard fowls, for the grubs and insects hiding under them. Cited from Bird Neighbors, by Neltje Blanchan
  • Women plaited their hats from straw or palmetto leaf, and used feathers from barnyard fowls. Cited from Historic Papers, by Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • Science has explained many things, but it has not yet told why it sometimes happens that when seventeen eggs are hatched, the brood will consist of sixteen barnyard fowls and one eagle. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen, by Elbert Hubbard
  • She was so completely the image of the barnyard fowl that I was slow to realize that here was the most notable game of that part of Virginia, for the sight of which sportsmen's eyes do water. Cited from The Writings of John Burroughs, John Burroughs
  • With the barnyard fowl the male has the long spurs and the showy comb and wattles. Cited from The Last Harvest, by John Burroughs
  • I could hear again the bickering cries of the snow geese and sandhill cranes away in an unknown distance, the homelier calls of barnyard fowl nearer at hand. Cited from The Killer, by Stewart Edward White
  • A home-made straw hat ornamented with feathers of barnyard fowls and domestic birds was often as jaunty and as pretty as any Parisian bonnet. Cited from Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2, J. Cox
  • You are also instructed to procure for Mr. Merrick's use a good Jersey cow, some pigs and a dozen or so barnyard fowls. Cited from Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville, by Edith Van Dyne
  • We see a multitude seated around a cockpit intent on a cock-fight; but the cocks are quails, not barnyard fowls. Cited from The Awakening of China, by W.A.P. Martin
  • I prefer the lesser poets to the greater, the cackle of the barnyard fowl to the scream of the eagle. Cited from Ballads of a Bohemian, by Robert W. Service
  • "But you need not fire, Mr. Belgrave; for those snakes are as harmless as barnyard fowls, and they don't know enough to bite." Cited from Across India, by Oliver Optic
  • The fact is that, excepting barnyard fowls, the horse is the most idiotic of all animals, and, pound for pound, even the miserable hen is his intellectual superior. Cited from American Adventures, by Julian Street
  • Many of the workers took to their heels; others, in affright, scuttled aimlessly hither and thither, like barnyard fowls in a panic. Cited from Australia Felix, by Henry Handel Richardson
  • The flock, that heretofore like a group of barnyard fowls in the dust and the sun had remained indolently resting and preening their plumage, grew alert. Cited from Where the Trail Divides, by Will Lillibridge
  • No smoke curled from the chimney, not a barnyard fowl clucked and strutted. Cited from The Night-Born, by Jack London [Jack London #9