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  • n. Plural form of haymow.


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  • But then I remember my own childhood spent playing on rusty farm equipment and climbing rickety ladders in various haymows, and I remind myself that I survived without too many scars.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It could even be played in the brutal Hoosier winters, and was, by players wearing gloves and hats in haymows after it got too cold to shoot outside.

    Getting Open

  • As it was still July the hot sun came down and dried things up pretty quickly, but many haymows were completely spoiled, as were summer vegetables that were too near the pond and came in for their share of the washout.

    The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

  • She always hid them in the haymows, and hunting and finding them brought us no end of excitement and pleasure.

    Concerning Cats My Own and Some Others

  • They had played in the stables, then stocked with a score of horses, where now there were only two or three; in the great haymows of the old barn in the clearing back of the Inn; in the ramshackle garret under that amazing roof; or, best of all, in the abandoned bowling-alley, where they rolled dilapidated balls at rickety ten-pins.

    The Inn at the Red Oak

  • His companion followed quickly as Gallegher climbed to one of the haymows, and crawling carefully out on the fence-rail, stretched himself at full length, face downward.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • Alfred's father feared he was gambling; all the gambling in those days was in haymows or unoccupied buildings in winter, under the trees in summer.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • The barn swallows mix the clay with straw and feathers and so form very firm structures on the rafters above the haymows.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • The hay carpet and overflowing haymows yield a fragrance most acceptable to him, and through the great doorway he looks out upon the unfrequented road and up to Old Clump, the mountain in the lap of which his father's farm is cradled, the mountain which he used to climb to salt the sheep, the mountain which is the haunt of the hermit thrush.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • It was clean there, we were where we could be called when wanted, and we liked to climb the ladders to the top of the haymows, walk the beams to the granaries, and jump to the hay.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story


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