• WordNet 3.6
    • n hencoop a farm building for housing poultry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hencoop A coop or cage for hens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hencoop A coop, pen, cage, or crib of any kind for confining poultry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hencoop a coop or large cage for domestic fowls
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hennhana, a cock; Ger. hahn, fem. henne.


In literature:

Their families ate the birds, and the hencoop was split into firewood with a hatchet.
"Amy Foster" by Joseph Conrad
They're only brave when it comes to guzzling meat and robbing a hencoop!
"The Underdogs" by Mariano Azuela
The guns were hushed on either side, the Frenchmen lowered boats, They flung us planks and hencoops, and everything that floats.
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
Fred Hencoop was on the other side of the room holding a skein of silk for Sallie Brown.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Ruth Fielding was giving her full attention to the little scene at the hencoop.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
Watch out for another hencoop, Bandy-legs, that's a good feller.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
He bent over him and attempted to move the hencoop.
"The Moving Finger" by Mary Gaunt
For a minute she closed her eyes on the dreariness around, and leaned her head on a hencoop at her side.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Here and there a spar, or a plank, or a hencoop, or grating floated up, but not one person could we see.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
Papier mache is used for water pipes, the bodies of carriages, hencoops, and garages.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
So we ate on an upturned hencoop outside a native hut.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Planks, hencoops, and other fragments of the wreck were floating about in all directions.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
It was a large hencoop, which had been thrown over in the hope that I might reach it until the boat arrived.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Suddenly, just as Jeffreys was about to drive on, Helen uttered a scream, and pointed to a drifting hencoop.
"Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie" by Alice B. Emerson
Jackdaws will visit the hencoops if not close to the house, and help themselves to the food meant for the fowls.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
The man drew something out of the hencoop and threw it back into the cove.
"Four Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
It was attached to a one-story building scarcely larger than a good sized hencoop, that green door.
"The Bradys After a Chinese Princess" by Francis Worcester Doughty
You can't hide an elephant under a hencoop.
"A Prince of Dreamers" by Flora Annie Steel
There were the outhouses, the hencoop and the rabbit-hutches.
"Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock