Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hayfork.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That dilly talks of torches and hayforks, damn rite, brah!

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Ramey and another stableman cleared away the hayforks, rakes, and shovels, then reached behind the racks to manipulate hidden latches.

    The Eye of the World

  • Yet they marched as an army, swinging their threshing flails and hayforks like swords, their faces wearing a hardened warrior's lack of expression.

    Conan The Warlord

  • I could see the heads of Maggie, Trudi and Herta directly beneath: I could see the matrons, about a dozen in all, assiduously and expertly building a haystack, the tines of their long-handled hayforks gleaming in the sun: I could even see part of the village itself, including most of the car park.

    Puppet on a Chain

  • About half an hour passed during which the matrons worked away steadily and the three sitting beneath me engaged in only desultory conversation: it was that kind of day, warm and still and peaceful, the only sounds being the swish of the hayforks and the distant murmuring of bees, that seems to make conversation of any kind unnecessary.

    Puppet on a Chain

  • Shouldering their hayforks like rifles, they formed a straight line and began to clump heavily to and fro, their beribboned pigtails swinging as the music from the accordions swelled in volume.

    Puppet on a Chain

  • I don't know whether their saints will fling them down anything from heaven with hayforks; God only knows that though there are a great many Catholic priests among them.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • There was very little that would serve, except a number of pickaxes, a few shovels, and two or three hayforks belonging to the stables.

    With Marlborough to Malplaquet A Story of the Reign of Queen Anne

  • The first trolley carriers for hayforks were invented by J.E. Porter of Ottawa, Illinois, in 1869 and 1872.

    Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, No. 17

  • Mile Point, Flathouse, Nine Mile Stone follow the footpeople with knotty sticks, hayforks, salmongaffs, lassos, flockmasters with stockwhips, bearbaiters with tomtoms, toreadors with bullswords, greynegroes waving torches.

    Ulysses

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