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in the Bible, man who was to have a memorial in the temple.
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What does it mean when you dream about a hen?

The hen symbolizes gossip and calamity as well as being annoyingly pecked at by a person or a situation (“henpecked”).

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(vertebrate zoology)
The female of several bird species, especially gallinaceous species.
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1. the female of any bird, esp the adult female of the domestic fowl
2. the female of certain other animals, such as the lobster
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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For your chance to win one of the TWO Brannigans Hen Party Packages on offer, write down on a postcard (or the back of a sealed envelope): Which night is Hen Party night at Brannigans?
Tina has now booked apartments in Marbella from a trusted accommodation provider for her September hen party guests ahead of her December wedding at Knowsley Hall to fiance-of-five-years Simon Wood.
"The girl was chuffed - after all, not everyone can say one of the biggest pop singers in the world turned up at her hen party."
Amy Firth was one of 20 women travelling to the hen party when their minibus was hit on the M62 by an articulated truck, Leeds Crown Court heard.
The giant billboard advertising Sarah Molland's hen party
KATE Middleton has celebrated her last few weeks as a free woman by holding a very discreet hen party.
CLARE Edwards, of Lowfield Road, Binley, Coventry, sent in these shots of a hen party.
A RADIO reporter has a hen party to thank for keeping his show on the road.
IT'S the event all your friends will be looking forward to - the stag or hen party!
AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman died in a "tragic collision" when a coach taking a group of women to a hen party was hit by a lorry, a court has heard.
Luckily, since the report was published, the owner of Jesters comedy club in Bristol agreed to free entry for the hen party - even though he claims he has not received a penny from the defunct firm.
EVA LONGORIA looked sizzling in a skimpy gold bikini as she relaxed on a boat moored off St Tropez prior to her hen party celebration.