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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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Suddenly, the guinea fowl began sounding their grating, staccato alarm calls.
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It's freeeeezin'" he said, in a Cockney accent that could have sliced the guinea fowl.
From left: Adam Bennett, mushroom broth and guinea fowl.
Mold Crown Court was told the couple and their three young children, including a new baby, escaped safely from the blaze, which gutted the garage and killed two family pets - two guinea fowl.
A case of a naturally occurring infection with Toxoplasma gondii in a backyard flock of guinea fowl in north Mississippi is reported.
A parrot specialist in Leicestershire has taken on the cockatiels, private individuals have taken the doves and guinea fowl and all the chickens and cockerels are going to a local wildlife organisation.
The event was my cousin Rosie's wedding to James and we ate summer tomato soup with basil oil, roasted breast of guinea fowl with a rich dark jus, fondant potatoes, pureed carrots, cabbage, broccoli and to finish strawberry cheese cake with vanilla cream and berry couli.
It has also been a good year for francolin, quail and guinea fowl.
From his description I would suggest that what he calls a gleeny was most probably an African guinea fowl, attempts having been made in the late Thirties to introduce them to this country.
Dishes served up included sweet potato and coriander croquettes and pan-fried guinea fowl supreme.
The specimen numbers from guinea fowl and chukars were too small to be meaningfully analyzed.