from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of making hay; the work of cutting, curing, and storing grass.

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  • verb Present participle of hay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
  • noun the harvesting of hay


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  • The haying is over and harvest isn't on, and Alec needs a change.

    The Story Girl

  • [Page 60] ago, have been so arranged and protected as to make it a very pleasant summer residence, but, instead, it was now used only for a week or two in haying-time, when the haymakers slept and ate in its basement, – for this quaint little house had a basement, with a kitchen, dining-room, and storeroom.

    Our Little Canadian Cousin

  • This convocation, occurring in the leisure spell between the end of planting and the commencement of haying, is consequently no hindrance to the agricultural part of the community; and old and young "off they come" from Miramichi, from Acadia, and the

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • But Sheralyn Goyncke, 17, spent the day "haying" - or, in layman's terms, managing bails of hay for cows.

    Greeley Tribune - Top Stories

  • The scanty garments were faded and worn, for harvesting is terribly hard work, and they cannot use their good clothes, as at the haying, which is mere sport in comparison.

    Russian Rambles

  • Eminence in the profession of "haying" was not precisely what Hilda had meant; but she said nothing.

    Queen Hildegarde

  • It was the custom at the Old Squire's to begin "haying" on Monday after the Fourth of July.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • The buttercups and the daisies would be blooming when we were working the road, and the timothy grass about ready to do so -- pointing to the near approach of the great event of the season, the one major task toward which so many other things pointed -- "haying;" the gathering of our hundred or more tons of meadow hay.

    My Boyhood

  • The small, secretive bird is planning a family on 100 acres slated for haying.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Sedge wren puts haying on hold in Town of Montgomery

    Lance Mannion:


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