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haycock

[hey-kok]
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noun
  1. a small conical pile of hay stacked in a hayfield while the hay is awaiting removal to a barn.
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Origin of haycock

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at hay, cock3
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Examples from the Web for haycock

Historical Examples

  • Mackenzie sat with his back to a haycock thinking in this vein.

    The Flockmaster of Poison Creek

    George W. Ogden

  • The Haycock cannot crow; he has no brains, No,—not enough to go in when it rains.

    A Phenomenal Fauna

    Carolyn Wells

  • He is not gamy,—fighting's not his forte, A Haycock fight is just no sort of sport.

    A Phenomenal Fauna

    Carolyn Wells

  • Then he drove along beside a haycock and stopped the horses.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm

    Helen Fuller Orton

  • His haycock, too, was as large as a hill in comparison with those of his brothers.


British Dictionary definitions for haycock

haycock

noun
  1. a small cone-shaped pile of hay left in the field until dry enough to carry to the rick or barn
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