grey hen


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Synonyms for grey hen

female black grouse

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The Grey Hen Ladies squad plays in the North Durham County League, and the players have been popping into the pub for post-match refreshments for several months.
A race night held at The Grey Hen in October raised more than pounds 1,000, which has paid for striking new dresses for the ladies.
Team captain Jackie Padley said: "We're thrilled with our new kit and we're really grateful to The Grey Hen for their support.
We're looking forward to a good season and hope we do The Grey Hen proud.
The Grey Hen pub in Temple Park Road, South Shields, raised cash through a family-fun day last summer which it has donated to an appeal to pay for a state-of-the-art facility to replace the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Insets: Left, spinner Cheryl Raynor' right, Grey Hen maker Graham Taylor.
Police were called to break up a fight between fans at The Grey Hen pub in South Shields, on Saturday night.
Michael Balfour, 15, suffers from a rare form of cancer and locals at the Grey Hen pub in South Shields organised a fun day and raised pounds 2,500 for the teenage cancer unit at Newcastle's RVI after his parents set up their own charity ( Team Bal4.
By way of courtship, the black males will fly at each other at combat speed, full of bluster, to compete for the attention of the dowdier grey hens, at sites know as leks.
Visitors can see Bagot goats, Jacob, Hebridean and Castlemilk Moorit sheep, Scots Grey hens and Pilgrim geese, as well as Tamworth and Large Black pigs.
As a result, sales of the Grey Hens - the stone jars in which the ginger beer was sold door-to-door - slumped and the company closed down in the mid 1960s.
Renowned as a pungent beverage, the ginger beer was sold in half gallon stone jars called grey hens and each label carried a portrait of Thomas Fentiman's dog Fearless.
So it was that during the dark of the nights, strings of pack ponies would cross the border paths carrying the grey hens, the little casks into which whisky was put for ease of transportation and concealment (they could lie unnoticed in the heather just like the female of the blackcock).