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haycock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haycock a small cone-shaped pile of hay that has been left in the field until it is dry enough to carry to the hayrick
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Haycock hā"kŏk` A conical pile or heap of hay in the field. "The tanned haycock in the mead."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haycock A. small conical pile or heap of hay thrown up in a hay-field while the hay is being cured or is awaiting removal to a barn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Haycock a conical pile of hay in the field
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. híeg, híg, hég; Ger. heu, Dut. hooï, Ice. hey.

Usage

In literature:

The bird nickname Hedgecock exists also as Haycock.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Now tumble on the haycock.
"Harry's Ladder to Learning" by Anonymous
I am, in a minute, so soon as I have hopped round this haycock, for there will be a grand show there presently.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
His haycock, too, was as large as a hill in comparison with those of his brothers.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
In one field we saw the hapless haycocks floating in water.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
The window at the head of the bed was open, the hay outside was new cut and piled into little haycocks.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Fences and haycocks were covered.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
He "used" the Haycock, in Edgware Road; and she feared that he had fallen among a hard-drinking set.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
The hired men came with their pitchforks and pitched it into little stacks or haycocks.
"Bobby of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
He's under the haycock, fast asleep.
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
Now it happened that my way led me near a haycock, and as I neared this haycock I heard voices from the other side of it.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Mackenzie sat with his back to a haycock thinking in this vein.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
I was interested to learn if the little haycocks were blown away by the timberline gales, so returned later, not really expecting to find them.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Under the haycock fast asleep!
"Traditional Nursery Songs of England" by Various
The grass was heavy, and a good many fresh haycocks were made and standing already, as if in July.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
They call the piles of hay haycocks, and they were as high as little John's head.
"The Sandman: His Farm Stories" by William J. Hopkins
When he was gone, my father called me to him, and we sat down beneath the elm, on a haycock.
"Famous American Statesmen" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Do not you think that Haycock contrasts extremely well with this Temple?
"A Dialogue upon the Gardens" by William Gilpin
The first night he was obliged to lie on a haycock in the open fields, for he had no other bed.
"Rudy and Babette" by Hans Christian Andersen
They were sitting out of doors in the warm summer twilight, sniffing the haycocks in the neighbouring field.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

So he sang all day
Over the new-mown hay,
Till the sun went down,
And the haycocks looked brown.
"The Two Songs" by William Blake
And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lowly fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.
"Adlestrop" by Edward Thomas

In news:

Haycock Elementary School parents say renovation plans are inadequate.
Parents upset with Haycock Elementary School renovation plan.
Movie shoot coming to Haycock By Hilary Bentman Staff writer Calkins Media, Inc.
Carly Lynn Haycock, 32 of Monticello, UT, passed away on Tuesday December 20, 2011, at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Carly was born October 18, 1979 in Moab, UT to Richard L and Debra L Haycock .
Haycock later spoke at the Naples Philharmonic during an education forum about local and national data and examples of innovative models that are working in classrooms.
However, Haycock said it also has several advantages in Superintendent Kamela Patton, who is dedicated to bridging the gaps, and in principals and teachers who impressed her during school visits during the day Thursday.
Haycock later spoke at the Naples Philharmonic at an Education Forum about local and national data and examples of innovative models that are working in classrooms.
In Collier County, educators face many of the same challenges as districts in the rest of the country, Haycock said, though it is more diverse than some areas.
The county approved a $166,064 grant application from Haycock and a $120,953 grant application from Richland to preserve the Dolan farm on Richlandtown Road.
So intent was Julie Fagan on inspiring her hometown of Haycock to earn a prestigious environmental certification, she wore a bee costume to a supervisors meeting.
HAYCOCK — The Haycock Township Open House will be 1 to 4 pm Oct 21.
Sinkhole closes Haycock bridge By Hilary Bentman Staff writer PhillyBurbs.com.
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