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Synonyms for chicken

a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

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a foolhardy competition

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Thus it was he learned the law, and ere he left the domain of the chickens, he had learned to ignore their existence.
I'll lock White Fang in with the chickens all afternoon.
He had to learn that he must not touch the chickens that belonged to other gods.
Sauntering around the corner of the house in the early morning, he came upon a chicken that had escaped from the chicken-yard.
Yes,' said she, 'he has taken the chickens which I was just going to serve up, off the dish, and has run away with them
Pinocchio is caught by a Farmer, who uses him as a watchdog for his chicken coop
In the yards were all the children and grandchildren of these eleven elders and they were of all sizes, from well-grown hens to tiny chickens just out of the shell.
Dorothy wanted to stay and play with the young chickens for awhile, but Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had not seen the palace grounds and gardens yet and were eager to get better acquainted with the marvelous and delightful land in which they were to live.
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
The chicken, hereupon, though almost as venerable in appearance as its, mother--possessing, indeed, the whole antiquity of its progenitors in miniature,--mustered vivacity enough to flutter upward and alight on Phoebe's shoulder.
The chicken really treats you like an old acquaintance," continued he in a quiet way, while a smile made his face pleasanter than Phoebe at first fancied it.
I'm a thinkin whether Missis would be a havin a chicken pie o' dese yer.
Sartin, sartin, Mas'r George; you go 'long, and I'll get ye up a bit o' chicken, or some sich; ye won't have many more suppers wid yer poor old aunty.
Why, I thought it was CHICKEN you wanted when folks brought you jelly," she said.
It's only that Nancy said it was chicken you wanted when we brought jelly, and lamb broth when we brought chicken--but maybe 'twas the other way, and Nancy forgot.