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chick

the young of a bird, esp of a domestic fowl
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It was better to eat small live things like ptarmigan chicks, and to let alone large live things like ptarmigan hens.
March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the `precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.
"Ah, sweet sir, and leave my wife and chick with- out bread and shelter?"
Whether Young Smallweed (metaphorically called Small and eke Chick Weed, as it were jocularly to express a fledgling) was ever a boy is much doubted in Lincoln's Inn.
Guppy consults him in the choice of that day's banquet, turning an appealing look towards him as the waitress repeats the catalogue of viands and saying "What do YOU take, Chick?" Chick, out of the profundity of his artfulness, preferring "veal and ham and French beans--and don't you forget the stuffing, Polly" (with an unearthly cock of his venerable eye), Mr.
You worry yourself a good deal too much about that solitary chick, and you worry everybody else too.
Why, supposing I had a knowledge of some property--some little property--very little--to which this pretty chick was entitled; which nobody does or can know of at this time, but which her husband could sweep into his pouch, if he knew as much as I do, would that account for--'
The surge in corticosterone took place over the final few weeks before chicks fledged at about 70 days of age.
A live web stream has been following the progress of the chicks born to nesting Ospreys Monty and Nora who have become bird celebrities on Springwatch, filmed at Ynyshir, near Machynlleth.
He knew there was something "immediately" wrong last week "Two chicks were extremely weak and barely moving, but there was no sign of the eldest chick.
The piping plover chick was brought to the Lincoln Park Zoo Saturday morning when members of the Chicago birding community, who for weeks have volunteered to stand guard at the nest during daylight hours, noticed the chick was not moving normally.
This is the third year that chicks have been officially named, using Northumberland place names, and all of the 2019 chicks have been given monikers starting with the letter 'C'.