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  • n. Plural form of hayrick.


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  • He left behind a very undistinguished education, getting thrown out of posh boarding schools, to walk at the tender age of 18 from Rotterdam to Istanbul, sleeping in castles and hayricks en route, and ending up living with a Byzantine princess, twelve years his senior, in Moldavia until the war separated them.

    On Silence « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Everywhere women were hard at work, hanging out washing, harvesting, shelling walnuts, building hayricks or even making mud bricks to bake in the sun while the men stood about chatting languidly in every village or squatted together at the roadside wearing their traditional tall Kyrgyz hats of embroidered felt, the ak kalpak, or the ornate pillbox hats of the Uzbeks.


  • In previous centuries, numbers of insane people, whose homicidal or destructive mania had not been detected, tramped up and down the country, committing mysterious murders, setting hayricks or houses on fire and maiming cattle.


  • Their neighbors, the Noyes, for reasons undetermined, burned Bijah's fences and hayricks.

    History of American Women

  • To the left, newly-mown meadows, with rows of huge hayricks, stretched endlessly till they were lost in the distance; to the right extended the smooth surface of a vast mighty river, till it too was lost in the distance.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • Paintings in gilt frames hung on all four walls: a still life of fruit in a bowl; sunset over the ocean; a pastoral countryside of cows and hayricks.

    Dance Of Death

  • But — as it seemed to the archdeacon — when there was a choice between this kind of thing, and fox-covers at Plumstead, and a seat among the magistrates of Barsetshire, and an establishment full of horses, beeves, swine, carriages, and hayricks, a man brought up as his son had been brought up ought not to be very long in choosing.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • The houses and cottages, which at a distance might be mistaken for hayricks, stand around it, lost in admiration of its beauty.

    How the Two Ivans Quarrelled

  • But by now you have driven over three miles ... the rim of the sky flushes crimson; the jackdaws are heard, fluttering clumsily in the birch-trees; sparrows are twittering about the dark hayricks.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • There were often hayricks to sleep in so that he could lie back and look at the moon and stars, and he could fancy for a time that he was a footloose vagabond with not a thing to fear in all creation.

    Cold Mountain


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