farm·​yard | \ ˈfärm-ˌyärd How to pronounce farmyard (audio) \

Definition of farmyard

: land around or enclosed by farm buildings especially : barnyard

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One recent morning, a man dropped by Mr. Mishurov’s farmyard office to cadge a bucket of corn for his hens. James Marson, WSJ, "Struggling U.S. Farmers Worry About a Resurgent Russia," 23 Sep. 2018 The nonprofit organization helps people with developmental disabilities, and features a farmyard, petting area, bounce house, carousel, thrift shop, country store and bakery. Sheryl Devore,, "Lambs Farm car show awards 25 trophies," 22 May 2018 Start or end your day at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery for a discounted farmyard rate. Lake County News-Sun, "Calendar: Color yourself calm in North Chicago," 16 Apr. 2018 There is an extra edge of farmyard piquancy to these cheeses made from the milk of sheep, which flourish in harsher terrains, that has a way of cutting through sauces with an alluring rustic swagger. Craig Laban,, "Cheese of the Month: In praise of Pecorino Romano, a sheep's milk cheese with swagger," 19 Feb. 2018 Her shores were washed with a seething bouillabaisse of fish, her gardens laden with good things; Charolais cattle grazed the fields, chickens from Bresse pecked in farmyards. The Economist, "The maker of chefsPaul Bocuse died on January 20th," 25 Jan. 2018 The Deere dealership that had photographed his 14-combine purchase came to take equipment back, driving dozens of machines off farmyards in the middle of harvest. Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Two Brothers, Tied to the Land, Face Wrath of America’s Farm Bust," 18 Dec. 2017 The show, however, in the Brooklyn series On Stage at Kingsborough, preserves the tale’s signature farmyard creatures and its wily wolf, incarnated by the large and limber puppets of Glass Half Full Theater. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "Events for Children in NYC This Week," 2 Nov. 2017 Walk With a Goat: Explore the farmyard with Maisie the goat. Kathy Bennett, The Mercury News, "Pets and Wildlife: Bay Area adoptions, other events, June 14 and beyond," 14 June 2017

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1723, in the meaning defined above

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farm·​yard | \ ˈfärm-ˌyärd How to pronounce farmyard (audio) \

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: the yard around or enclosed by farm buildings

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