from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band with which a bundle of hay is bound.
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After that I will go to seek for him in the thick of the fog, like a needle in a hay-band.
Now the owner of the ferry-boat, having made his boat fast to a post on shore, with a piece of hay, twisted rope-fashion, or, as we say, _vulgo vocato_, a hay-band.
Now, the owner of the ferry-boat, having made his boat fast to a post on shore, with a piece of hay twisted rope-fashion, or, as we say, vulgo vocato, a hay-band, -- after he had made his boat fast to the aforesaid post
Farmer A. 's bull (as it was natural for a hungry bull to do) came down town to look for a dinner; and, observing, discovering, seeing, and spying out some turnips in the bottom of the ferryboat, ate up the turnips, and, to make an end of his meal, fell to work upon the hay-band.
They all grow tobacco, the leaves of which they twist up into a thick rope like a hay-band, and then coil it into a flattened spiral, shaped like a target.
“I’ll gar ye comprehend in the making of a hay-band.
"I'll gar ye comprehend in the making of a hay-band.
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