from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for scattering hay so as to expose it to the sun and air.


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  • As soon as the top vines are thoroughly wilted, run over them with a hay-tedder or something that will turn them.

    From Captivity to Fame or The Life of George Washington Carver

  • The timothy stalk is like a file; the rye straw is glazed with flint; the grasshoppers snap sharply as they fly up in front of you; the bird-songs have ceased; the ground crackles under foot; the eye of day is brassy and merciless; and in harmony with all these things is the rattle of the mower and the hay-tedder.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers


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