Mr Smith’s Chickens

I’m stuck on a word in Lesson 36, section 338 of the Simpified manual. It’s the third line from the end: ‘He was busy rounding up his [something] hens.’
It’s [a s ten sh t] but I just can’t figure it out.  It’s driving me crazy. Can anybody help?
Thanks,
Kevin

(by kevinwal for everyone)

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  1. Thanks so much, Chuck. I looked and looked, and read it aloud, and tried to see if it contained brief forms, and still I couldn't work it out. It happened the other day too with 'nowhere else', written as one outline (n o a r l s in Simplified). I struggled for ages with that one.   Thanks too for 'busily'. I originally thought that, but changed it to 'busy', as the loop didn't look long and skinny enough to be 'ily'.   Kevin   P.S.  I got a copy of Shorthand Dictation Studies Simplified from Abe Books this week. Looks great. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. It's funny how you can squint and stare at an outline forever trying to figure it out, then when you look it up, it seems so simple. Frustrating, but somehow comedic.

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