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Once they escaped and flew the coop. I found them rummaging in Mom's drawer with her girdles.
Or, this bird could be a domestic breed that "flew the coop." There is a breed called a "Narragansett" that is similar in appearance to yours.
Two months after Snowden flew the coop, the NSA still doesn't know how many more of their embarrassing secrets are out there waiting to be revealed.
WORCESTER - Ignoring her family's protests, Resha (Kerxhalli) Chekani, flew the coop on 15 May, 2013, after gracing the world with her presence for only 91 years.