Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-tool for pulling hay from the side of a stack or mow.
  • n. In heraldry, a rare bearing representing a large hook with a sort of square socket at the upper end. The point is sometimes finished with a head, as of a dog.

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Examples

  • Howe 13.116 reports a case of impalement with recovery in a girl of fifteen who slid down a hay-stack, striking a hay-hook which penetrated her perineum and passed into her body, emerging two inches below the umbilicus and one inch to the right of the median line.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Howe reports a case of impalement with recovery in a girl of fifteen who slid down a hay-stack, striking a hay-hook which penetrated her perineum and passed into her body, emerging two inches below the umbilicus and one inch to the right of the median line.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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