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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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Henpecked Rip and his dog Wolf wander into the Catskill mountains before the Revolutionary War.
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The firm became famous for its saucy buxom blondes and henpecked husbands in the cartoon cards.
A HENPECKED husband has been jailed for 15 months after he stole pounds 20,000 of rugby club funds because his wife nagged him to buy a bigger house.
Although mum-in-law Tippi screamed her way through Hitchcock's classic 1960s horror movieThe Birds, Antonio insists he wasn't HENPECKED into making his peace on the eve of his second wedding anniversary by helping the charity.
The seven-year-old, well ridden by Nick Bentley to beat Elusive Star by three lengths, completed an 87-1 double for trainer George Moore, also successful with Gautby Henpecked in the opener.
After experiencing native hospitality, the adventurers, in hopes of a royal sinecure, journey to the court of the Queen of Tahiti, Pomaree Vahinee I, a just ruler but an unfaithful wife to her henpecked husband, Tanee.
Levein's Attack Strategy (enormous hoofs), Razzle Subscriber (always first to the post), Henpecked Hubby (it'll be winning until the cow comes home), Old Firm Songs (no need to worry about a steward's enquiry) and Dundee Board (it'll unseat the Jocky just yards from the winning line).
Businessman Ian Wallace is relaunching all those unforgettable images of busty blondes, henpecked hubbys and rosy-cheeked fat ladies to mark the 100th anniversary of seaside postcards.
Henpecked by his overbearing wife and tormented by his evil quadruplet daughters, he has to spend his summer tutoring the uneducated son of a nymphomaniac and her alcoholic husband.
No doubt, this will further fuel the belief that he is henpecked. However, the days when chaps could expect their other halves to be seen and not heard - in between getting dinner on the table and lying back and thinking of Wales, are long gone.
HENPECKED Steve Metcalf was trapped on a roof in a copycat incident to the one that killed entertainer Rod Hull.