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  • talking to haymakers
    talking to haymakers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haymaker a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
    • n haymaker a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Haymaker A forceful punch that results in someone being knocked down or knocked out; as, he delivered a haymaker to his opponent's jaw.
    • Haymaker A machine for curing hay in rainy weather.
    • Haymaker One who cuts and cures hay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haymaker One who cuts and dries grass for use as fodder; specifically, in England, one who follows the mowers and tosses the grass over to dry it.
    • n haymaker An apparatus for drying and curing hay. It consists of a long inclined shoot, through which fresh-cut grass is passed by means of a conveyer, and in which it meets a volume of hot air from a coke-furnace. It resembles the more simple fruit-driers.
    • n haymaker plural A kind of country-dance. Also called haymakers' jig.
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In literature:

With my one, two, an' the Haymaker's Lift.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Observe a company of haymakers.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
He was finding nothing to say to Rue Carew, or saying what he said as crudely and uncouthly as any haymaker in Gayfield.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
It began like a minuet and ended something like the haymakers.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
He charmed the Japanese cook with his praise of the cooking, he flattered the haymakers with his interest in their opinions.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
And I am sure Dick and I did as much work as any haymakers last summer.
"Great Uncle Hoot-Toot" by Mrs. Molesworth
Have a working knowledge of farm machinery, haymaking, reaping, loading, and stacking.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
They thought haymaking good fun.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The Moujik blouse and those delightful tableaux of a real nobleman shoemaking and haymaking make his books sell.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Lomax brought up a haymaker as I arrived, and started to shout something.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
Haymaking had begun, the cars were filled with the fragrant odor of the newly mown grass.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
I took careful aim and threw a haymaker, giving it everything I had.
"The Telenizer" by Don Thompson
The haymakers have left their long ladder, standing on purpose for us!
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
His second punch was a haymaker.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
I should like haymaking," Guy assented, "if we were married.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
You are aware that haymaking is going forward?
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
He said she was gone with Herr Schmidt to the meadows, and was with the haymakers.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Not a soul came near the old mill, except at haymaking time to cut the grass.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
Derby station at eleven-forty, and Fletcher gone haymaking to Matlock.
"The Lady Evelyn" by Max Pemberton
He was found by some haymakers early the next morning, lying helpless, some miles from the Priory, and was carried home.
"The Doctor's Wife" by M. E. Braddon

In poetry:

And from low-lying meadow lands
Along the Nith I hear,
Uprising from haymaking bands,
Sweet laughter swift and clear.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
It was drowned in peace and quiet, as the river reeds are drowned
In the water clear as crystal, flowing by with scarce a sound,
And the air was like a posy with the sweet haymaking smells,
And the roses and Sweet Williams and Canterbury Bells.
"Bullington" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

It came with the force of a heavyweight boxer's haymaker.
Watch out for the haymaker, Bobcats.
Hayward Williams delivers 'Haymaker' thanks to generous fans.
Haymaker Farmers' Market celebrates 20 years.
Swinging into action at Haymaker.
Golfers hit the links as Haymaker Golf Course opens for season.
Hayward Williams Throws a Musical Haymaker.
Watch out for the haymaker, Bobcats.
Hayward Williams delivers ' Haymaker ' thanks to generous fans.
Haymaker Farmers' Market celebrates 20 years.
Swinging into action at Haymaker .
Hayward Williams Throws a Musical Haymaker .
Haymaker 's Punch or Switchel.
BridgePort Haymaker Extra Pale Ale .
BridgePort Haymaker Extra Pale Ale, $6.99 a six-pack.