Definition of Greyhens

1. greyhen [n] - See also: greyhen



Lexicographical Neighbors of Greyhens

grey whale
grey wolf
grey wolves
greyback
greybacks
greybeard
greybeards
greyboard
greybody
greyboys
greyed
greyer
greyest
greyhaired
greyhen
greyhens (current term)
greyhound
greyhound racing
greyhounded
greyhounding
greyhounds
greying
greyings
greyish
greyish brown
greyishly
greyishness
greylag
greylag-goose
greylag goose

Literary usage of Greyhens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... of individual display but also of a collective "tournament" in which rival blackcocks strive to impress the greyhens which they wish to win as mates. ..."

2. The Art and Practice of Hawking by Edward Blair Michell (1900)
"On the same moor, in 1884, the same gentlemen killed in one day (August 18) five grouse, four black-game (greyhens and young blackcock), and a hoodie crow; ..."

3. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1900)
"The record reads thus : October 10, 1889— 9 pheasants, 2 partridges, 50 grouse, 17 blackcock (no greyhens), i snipe—3 guns. And to put a crown on the whole, ..."

4. The Moor and the Loch: Containing Minute Instructions in All Highland Sports by John Colquhoun (1884)
"... eggs are discovered, they are divided among several greyhens, whose nests the keepers search out for this purpose. The pn-v - hens, however, ..."

5. The Rod and the Gun: Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting by James Wilson, A. K. Killmister (1844)
"The greyhens also pack distinct from the cocks. Red grouse are never found on moors, where water does not lie within a convenient distance in seasons of ..."

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