cwēn-fugol, m.n: a female bird, hen. (KWAIN-FUH-gol / ˈkweːn-ˌfʌ-gɔl)

Medieval manuscript image of a barefoot woman with a distaff under one arm, pouring a bowl of chicken feed onto the ground where a dozen chicks are pecking; one chick sits on top of the mother hen, who is tied to a stake in the ground by a string around one leg.
Luttrell Psalter; N England (Lincolnshire), 1325-1340; British Library, Add MS 42130, f. 166v. []

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