End of ADS-L Digest - 15 May 1994 to 16 May 1994 ************************************************ There are 11 messages totalling 208 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Spring chicken (7) 2. Basket for chickens 3. pop -- aka "dope" in these parts (2) 4. Chickens ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 03:13:30 -0700 From: David Prager Branner Subject: Spring chicken Does anyone know any real English words (modern or obsolete) meaning "spring chicken" - i.e., a "young adult" chicken, no longer a baby chick. This is the youngest chicken that can be eaten conveniently and it has very succulent flesh, hence many cultures have special words for them. I am especially interested in finding a word for a young hen that has not yet brooded. Any suggestions? David Prager Branner Asian Languages and Literature University of Washington, DO-21 Seattle, WA 98195