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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAY

He's got a hay rack with him, and that would be just the thing to take your tent and poles.

And Otto ran away barely in time to catch the groom, who was going for the hay.

By golly, we'll stake her to a hay knife and tell her to go after him!

They fought for bread, as horses when there is no hay in the rack.

And he sed "Oh you git out, you've got hay seed in your hair."

The Grizzly was surprised; but he replied with a left-hander that knocked her over like a sack of hay.

I must fill the bin of the oxen with hay, and water them, and carry out the dung.

Then I wish I could make hay of them, for hay is much wanting for the horses that's in it.

You've got so you think that hay and bread and pork and beans are all men live and die for!

How deliciously far away from hay was this chap's feeling for Mozart.

WORD ORIGIN

"grass mown," Old English heg (Anglian), hieg, hig (West Saxon) "grass cut or mown for fodder," from Proto-Germanic *haujam (cf. Old Norse hey, Old Frisian ha, Middle Dutch hoy, German Heu, Gothic hawi "hay"), literally "that which is cut," or "that which can be mowed," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. Old English heawan "to cut;" see hew). Slang phrase hit the hay (pre-1880) was originally "to sleep in a barn;" hay in the general figurative sense of "bedding" (e.g. roll in the hay) is from 1903.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HAY

bunk

nountwin bed, usually stacked; place to sleep
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