from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See haystack.

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  • n. a haystack

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heap or pile of hay, usually covered with thatch for preservation in the open air.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A haystack.

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

  • n. a stack of hay


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  • The fans' player of the season last time around, the tall Argentinian with the hayrick hairstyle is a cultured footballer with a coolness that belies his Wildman of Borneo appearance.

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  • It was a true meeting of minds, for I doubt if a woman ever stripped faster from full court regalia, and we revelled in each other like peasants in a hayrick, from bed to floor and back again, I believe, but I ain't sure.


  • This is like someone selling you a dunce-quality hayrick and you not knowing any better.

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  • Yet logic threads manic needles lost in hayrick sanity; there is bread and fishes in your largesse, much wine in amphorae blessed with soporific gifts – we are pleased you came pissy-eyed to poetry gladly.


  • Blackwall Railway, which was then the high road to a great Military Depot, was worse than looking after a needle in a hayrick.

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  • Wandering into a copse by the road – side — but not in that place; two or three miles off — he tore out from a fence a thick, hard, knotted stake; and, sitting down beneath a hayrick, spent some time in shaping it, in peeling off the bark, and fashioning its jagged head with his knife.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Following the tracks with his eyes, the view closed with the new hayrick in a corner.

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  • Now, if he had gone on to the hayrick, and gone round it?

    Our Mutual Friend

  • He assured me that no hayrick could now be found in London; upon which I was forced to leave him, and with mutual esteem we parted.

    Lorna Doone

  • Nevertheless, I declined to wait, unless he could find me a hayrick to sleep in; for the insects of grass only tickle.

    Lorna Doone


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