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  • v. Present participle of haste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • He's got no fashion sense but now he has at least what's been called a hasting pudding award to fall back on.

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  • I could not remember if I had dreamt of you; my dreams are shadows, always, that slip quickly from the bright morning, hasting to their familiar darknesses to wait for sleep to come again.

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  • I have an 11-87 special purpose mag with a hasting rifled barrel and a leapers 6 power scope.

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  • And her feet of their own accord mounted the swift chariot, and with one hand she took the reins, and with the other the whip of cunning workmanship, to drive the mules; and they rushed hasting to the city and the palace.

    The Argonautica

  • And she stored up in her heart the word of wisdom, and straightway rose from her couch and went through the palace; and her handmaids came hasting together, eagerly tending their mistress.

    The Argonautica

  • And they perceived Acastus and Argus coming from the city, and they marvelled when they saw them hasting with all speed, despite the will of Pelias.

    The Argonautica

  • Such another was Hippomedon, third of all this band; from his very boyhood he refrained from turning towards the allurements of the Muses, to lead life of ease; his home was in the fields, and gladly would he school his nature to hardships with a view to manliness, aye hasting to the chase, rejoicing in his steeds or straining of his bow, because he would make himself of use unto his state.

    The Suppliants

  • Cadmus 'sons comes hasting to the mount, to the mountain away, to spy on us, my Bacchanals?

    The Bacchantes

  • I see Agave, the mother of Pentheus, with wild rolling eye hasting to the house; welcome the revellers of the Bacchic god.

    The Bacchantes

  • Towards two evils, my son, art thou hasting, - loss of influence there and ruin in the midst of thy efforts here.

    The Phoenissae


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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