from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A conical mound of hay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, conical stack of hay left in a field to dry before adding to a haystack
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A conical pile or heap of hay in the field.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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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So he took some strong ropes with him, led out the white mare, and rode on her back to the haycock, but found that the so-called haycock contained at least fifty loads.
Head held high, she goes across the yard, around the pond, over the haycock.
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We understood now that the haycock formations were the result of pressure, and that crevasses were always found in their neighbourhood.
The dome turned out to be one of the small haycock formations that we had seen before in this district.
The material provided by the haycock was of the best quality, and well adapted for cooking purposes.
The first tract we had passed, where the confusion was so extreme, must be the part that lay nearest the bare land; in proportion as the glacier left the land, it became less disturbed: In the haycock district the disturbance had not produced cracks in the surface to any extent, only upheaval here and there.
Just outside the tent door, two feet away, stood a fine little haycock, that looked as if it would serve the purpose well.
Great lines of hummocks and haycock-shaped pieces of ice came in view on every side; we could see that we should have to keep our eyes open.
Sir George and Lady Harcourt, allegedly the adoptive parents of Eliza, whom they discover as a three-month old in a haycock, are in fact her biological parents, a fact the mother later admits to her husband:
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