• WordNet 3.6
    • n henhouse a farm building for housing poultry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Henhouse A house or shelter for fowls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n henhouse A house, coop, or shelter for fowls.
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Cock in the henhouse - This is used to describe a male in an all-female environment.


In literature:

Having acquired a taste for plump chicken, Silver Spot decided to revisit the henhouse the following evening.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
After all was finished I retired from the henhouse and peeped through the palings.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
Thenceforth the chickens, big and little, were all shut up in the henhouse at night.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
They were china eggs which I found in Farmer Green's henhouse.
"The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Though sub-antarctic, it possessed features as up-to-date as electric-light, universal even in pigsties and henhouses.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
He believed that the fox had only happened to enter his henhouse by accident.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
But instead of laying her nice white eggs in the comfortable nests in the Henhouse, she came all the way over to the Old Rail Fence Corner.
"Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures" by David Cory
The Jap's building a new henhouse.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
What a confusion there was in the henhouse.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
The view of the road was intersected by tree trunks and a little henhouse.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
The garden, summer house, henhouses, and other outbuildings were at the back.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
Then Hjalmar went to the henhouse and, opening the door, called to the stork.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
That was like calling in a fox to fortify your henhouse.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
He finished and he had no sooner shut the henhouse door than he ceased being a poultryman and became a hunter.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
There was a stable, a coachhouse, a henhouse, a smokehouse, and, in fact, every possible accommodation for the household.
"The Haunted Homestead" by E. D. E. N. Southworth
I didn't like his taking the hens off their nests to measure how wide the henhouse was.
"Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs" by Anne Warner
But in the midst of all this comfort, right from the Kluetzer henhouse, I feel restless and unhappy.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
Neale had taken the sack in which the fowl struggled, to the door of the henhouse, opened it, and dumped the fowl out.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
It's quite fun whitewashing henhouses.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
No use lying low; there was no other door to the henhouse, and if he waited until morning, he was caught sure.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood

In poetry:

The clattering guineas in the tree
Din for a time; and quietly
The henhouse, near the fence,
Sleeps, save for some brief rivalry
Of cocks and hens.
"Evening On The Farm" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Foxie needs a new henhouse .
The Henhouse Prowlers cap off the Chicago Live season with a traditional bluegrass romp.
Food French Laundry's in the HenHouse .
HenHouse 's Shane Goepel making Oyster Stout.
The fox is in the henhouse .
There's a Foxx Guarding the Ag-Policy Henhouse .
Better lock the henhouse .
Louisiana lawmaker Arnold wants the fox to guard the henhouse .
Fox in the Henhouse .
Vegan in The Henhouse .
SEC Hires Fox to Guard the Henhouse : Roundup.
The Pistol Annies are inviting you to their Henhouse .
The Henhouse is for Annies and Andys, and it's all about attitude.
The Contemporary Arts Center has a fox in its henhouse, and it has audiences crawling, digging and sliding their way through a wondrously unique theatrical experience.
Boulder's foxes in the henhouse.