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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hayrick a stack of hay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hayrick A heap or pile of hay, usually covered with thatch for preservation in the open air.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hayrick A haystack.
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In literature:

The brooch she hid without, in the side of a hayrick.
"The Waif Woman" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Detachment E would set fire to the corn and the hayricks.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He said he could live upon blackberries, nuts and field turnips, and was willing to sleep on a hayrick.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
Less than a needle in a hayrick or a sand-grain on the sea-bottom!
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
But we cannot regard the cleavage of the tree as the same in character as that of the hayrick.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I knelt, up there on the hayrick, and let my thanks go with his to heaven's gate.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
A few miles from Harper's Ferry, by the side of the railroad, were great hayricks, and the barns were full to overflowing.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Sometimes we'll get a barn or a hayrick, or even a bed in a farmhouse.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
Here they found a hayrick in a field, alongside of which they laid their weary bones and slept the sleep of exhaustion.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
At twelve was found saturating blankets with petroleum; at sixteen fired three hayricks, for which she was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
She was built like a hayrick.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
He begged a crust of bread at a cottage and slept under a hayrick.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
To be sure 'tis a bit after Hayrick, but again that's nothing against a farmer's son.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Nothing is done right now, according to the old men of the hamlet; even the hayricks are built badly and `scamped.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
The needle and the hayrick are child's play to it.
"The Tigress" by Anne Warner
A very large tree stands in the front in full light, and behind the hedge are a hayrick and the house.
"The Standard Galleries - Holland" by Esther Singleton
They would have had to sleep in barns and byres, under the hayricks and out on the heather.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
There was also a hayrick, and in one corner a pile of wood: and two open sheds with carts in them.
"In the Russian Ranks" by John Morse
I found a little Scotch boy once standing with his face against a hayrick weeping bitterly.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
Don't forget the barn, or the hayrick if ye can get one.
"Meg's Friend" by Alice Abigail Corkran

In poetry:

Hayrick some do spell thy name,
And thy verse approves the same;
For 'tis like fresh-scented hay,—-
With country lasses in't at play.
"To The Author Of 'Hesperides" by William Allingham