Ben Affleck, still feeling his oats on a Sunday morning, mauls a lovely French journalist and suggests she do the show topless.
They grew up as crop and dairy farmers in Iowa, tending corn, soy, alfalfa, hay, oats and clover.
Oatmeal is made with extra-thick-cut Snoqualmie Falls oats, which pack a deep-roasted flavor.
In their unadulterated form, oats are pretty much free of simple sugars.
In sum, many Chinese leaders, businessmen and youth are feeling their oats.
In a sugar-cane field, there were oats a foot and a half high, cut as green fodder.
He refills the bin in the stable, and it is from there the oats are being stolen.
I have bought corn and oats a few times, but only when the price was decidedly below my idea of the feeding value of these grains.
I want them to come over and help me cut my oats and wheat next month.
One bushel of wheat, or two of oats, is the quantity usually sown, and I have seen wheat thus sown too thick.
Old English ate (plural atan) "grain of the oat plant, wild oats," of uncertain origin, possibly from Old Norse eitill "nodule," denoting a single grain, of unknown origin. The English word has cognates in Frisian and some Dutch dialects. Famously defined by Johnson as, "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."
The usual Germanic name is derived from Proto-Germanic *khabran (cf. Old Norse hafri, Dutch haver, source of haversack). Wild oats, "crop that one will regret sowing," is first attested 1560s, in reference to the folly of sowing these instead of good grain.
That wilfull and vnruly age, which lacketh rypenes and discretion, and (as wee saye) hath not sowed all theyr wyeld Oates. [Thomas Newton, "Lemnie's Touchstone of complexions," 1576]Hence, to feel (one's) oats "be lively," 1831, originally American English.
Fred Sanford: I still want to sow some wild oats!
Lamont Sanford: At your age, you don't have no wild oats, you got shredded wheat.
["Sanford and Son"]