The little chicks
had no more than whetted his appetite.
Ah, sweet sir, and leave my wife and chick
with- out bread and shelter?
, 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.
Again came the call: "Here, chick
I'm getting old, Cornelia,' he said, `and I've no chick
or child of my own.
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--'
But in place of the white and the yolk of the egg, a little yellow Chick
, fluffy and gay and smiling, escaped from it.
He waited for him at the doors of the school after every lesson and every calling-over; watched that no tricks were played him, and none but the regulation questions asked; kept his eye on his plate at dinner and breakfast, to see that no unfair depredations were made upon his viands; in short, as East remarked, cackled after him like a hen with one chick
John Street; then, crossing into Smithfield, went down Chick
Lane and into Field Lane to Holborn Bridge, when, mixing with the crowd of people usually passing there, it was not possible to have been found out; and thus I enterprised my second sally into the world.
Storms can cause <83% mortality of chicks
in a breeding season.
The study from the University of Leeds aimed to pinpoint the main trigger, which causes chicks
to leave the nest and embark on an independent life, a process known as fledging.
One idea for why evolution hasn't led to sophisticated recognition of chicks
is that learning can be imperfect.
The documentary, by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, follows the Dixie Chicks
around for three years after lead singer Natalie Maines angered some country fans on March 10, 2003, by declaring in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.
A few of the wacky chicks
you'll meet in Doonan's book: a woman who has lived in a storage locker; the proud owner of 38 lizards and a tarantula; and one of Andy Warhol's former Factory girls.
I don't know how experienced you are with baby chicks
but this is the method I came up with.