- Poor Kester, who would fain have taken that office upon himself, chose to esteem himself cast off, and went heavily about the farmyard, knowing that he ought to go in and bid such poor welcome as he had to offer, yet feeling too much to like to show himself before Philip. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- He was only interested in the car, which stood drawn up in an open shed at the side of the farmyard. - "The Spinners", Eden Phillpotts.
- A hard- featured woman came up to the farmyard gate as he spoke, while Jean silently, and with an almost sullen look on her face, drove the cattle into the yard. - "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.