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chicken (2 cf. ‘chicken-hearted’)
1. applied to human offspring Mac. IV. iii. 218.
2. applied to one who is as timorous or defenceless as a chicken Cym. V. iii. 42 “they fly Chickens.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.3
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