pullet

Part of speech: noun

A young hen.

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Usage examples "pullet":

  1. And at the Lords' table, I met with William Howe, and he spoke to my Lord for me, and he did give me four rabbits and a pullet, and so I got it and Mr. Creed and I got Mr. Michell to give us some bread, and so we at a stall eat it, as every body else did what they could get. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. However, his anger was a little mitigated by the smell of a roasted pullet, which was brought to table and set before him. - "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.
  3. I wants to hold my breath and shout at the same time, and I would if I could trust this pullet in the skillet to either you or Dabney whilst I did it. - "The Heart's Kingdom", Maria Thompson Daviess.