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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Maturing early: said chiefly of fruits and vegetables, and only in composition: as, hasting-apple, etc.
  • noun An early fruit or vegetable: applied, in the plural, especially to early peas.

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  • verb Present participle of haste.

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  • My fugitive years are all hasting away,

    And I must ere long lie as lowly as they,

    With a turf on my breast and a stone at my head,

    Ere another such grove shall arise in its stead.

    The change both my heart and my fancy employs,

    I reflect on the frailty of man and his joys;

    Short-lived as we are, yet our pleasures, we see,

    Have a still shorter date, and die sooner than we.

    - W. Cowper, 'The Poplar Field'.

    August 11, 2008