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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COOP

Shall I go and tell the goose girl to hunt the turkeys into the coop first?

They put us in the coop for a couple of days, and then the consul got us out.

Then they coop us up at home and expect us to let them run the world to suit themselves.

He'd started at the Coop with a deck of cards; now he was returning with a club.

And when she subsequently flew the coop—dash this cold of mine!

These he picked up, and taking the hen from the coop, he tucked it under his arm.

The old man now held one of the chickens by the neck and was putting him into a coop.

Some day or other I may so raise a coop for that little one: I am too old for coops.

They all gathered round the coop, which had been made in a sunny corner of the yard.

He took them quickly to the chickens and threw the food into the coop.

WORD ORIGIN

"small cage for poultry," mid-14c., from Old English cype, cypa "basket, cask," akin to Middle Dutch kupe, Swedish kupa, and all probably from Latin cupa "tub, cask," from PIE *keup- "hollow mound" (see cup (n.)).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.