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hayfield

[hey-feeld] /ˈheɪˌfild/
noun
1.
a field where grass, alfalfa, etc., are grown for making into hay.
Origin of hayfield
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; hay + field
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  • Perhaps this is the only true poetry of the hayfield, so much talked of and praised.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • Peter enquired: Do we sail over the edge or into the hayfield?

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • Hero Siegfried was lying with us to-day in the hayfield, and what he said was lovely.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • Imagine what our friends in hayfield Centre would think of such a charge!

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "Parson Barnes, of hayfield Centre," said the youth, confidently.

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • The mowing of that hayfield with that new scythe was simply a joy—a delight.

    The Clammer and the Submarine William John Hopkins
  • Were any of us really disappointed or melancholy in a hayfield?

    The Optimist's Good Morning

    Florence Hobart Perin
  • Right at the side of the road was the hayfield of the Jones farm.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • Ah, I have not seen a hayfield for nine-and-twenty years, John Ridd.

    Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore

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