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hayrick

[hey-rik]
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noun
  1. Chiefly Midland U.S. rick1(def 1).
  2. Chiefly British. a haystack.

Origin of hayrick

First recorded in 1400–50, hayrick is from the late Middle English word heyrek. See hay, rick1
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Examples from the Web for hayrick

Historical Examples

  • But we cannot regard the cleavage of the tree as the same in character as that of the hayrick.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

  • Sometimes we'll get a barn or a hayrick, or even a bed in a farmhouse.

  • Less than a needle in a hayrick or a sand-grain on the sea-bottom!

    Godfrey Morgan

    Jules Verne

  • And round this hayrick stood a crowd of men a positive crowd!'

    Under the Deodars

    Rudyard Kipling

  • I knelt, up there on the hayrick, and let my thanks go with his to heaven's gate.


Word Origin and History for hayrick

n.

c.1300, from hay + rick.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper