Definitions

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  • n. A shark (scaleless cartilaginous fish).
  • n. Obsolete spelling of hay (grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Japanese name for small shiners or minnows of the family Cyprinidæ, belonging to the genus Zacco, found in the waters of Japan. Also known as oikawa and zako.

Etymologies

From Dutch haai ("shark") or West Flemish haaie (formerly haeye), from the Old Norse hái, a short form of hákarl ("shark") (a compound of hár, "high, great" + karl, "man"). The German Hai and the Swedish haj are from the same source. (Wiktionary)
See hay. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although it started mainly as a women's news site it had other sections such as "Tajrobeh haye zananeh" (Womanly Experiences) which was my favorite section and I started writing for it.

    Elham Gheytanchi: Iranian Women's Rights: Interview with Soheila Vahdati

  • When the final moment has come, he will stretch the big haye nets round the first one and then the other victim (precisely as in the case of one of those black thawed patches above named), so as to enclose within the toils whatever the creature is resting on. 263 As soon as the nets are posted, up he must go and start her.

    On Hunting

  • Then is the time for the sportsman to take the haye nets and set off with a comrade up to the hills, and leave the cultivated lands behind; and when he has got upon the tracks to follow up the clue.

    On Hunting

  • Or, “giving the funnel or belly a lift in the middle.” kekruphalon, Pollux, v. 195 This sentence according to Lenz is out of its place, referring solely to the haye nets; the order of the words should be ta de diktua teineto en apedois stoikhizeto de, k.t.l. If so, transl.

    On Hunting

  • He will stretch the larger (haye) nets upon level spaces; and proceed to plant the road nets upon roads and at converging points of tracks and footpaths; 196 he must attach the border-ropes to the ground, draw together the elbows or side ends of the nets, fix the forked props between the upper meshes,197 adjust the skirting ropes upon the tops, and close up gaps.

    On Hunting

  • At the elbow ends55 the road net should be furnished with nipples56 (or eyes), and the larger sort (the haye) with rings, and both alike with a running line of twisted cord.

    On Hunting

  • And when they haue eaten the fleshe, thei stuffe the hide full of haye, and sowe it againe together and sette it vp ouer the graue vpon foure poles, in remembraunce of the deade.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • Ynde, ben gret plentee of cokodrilles, that is the maner of a longe serpent, as I haye seyd before.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • We haue no labouring cattel besides horses and oxen: these haue grasse and hay (except where haye is wanting) for their fodder, and water to drinke.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Plinie in like sort maketh mention of a flame in a certaine mountaine, which, as it is kindled with water, so is it quenched with earth or haye: also of another field which burneth not the leaues of shadie trees that growe directly ouer it.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

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