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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hay  \Hay\,  v.  i. 
  To  cut  and  cure  grass  for  hay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hay  \Hay\,  n.  [AS.  hege:  cf  F.  haie,  of  German  origin.  See 
  {Haw}  a  hedge,  {Hedge}.] 
  1.  A  hedge.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  net  set  around  the  haunt  of  an  animal,  especially  of  a 
  rabbit.  --Rowe. 
 
  {To  dance  the  hay},  to  dance  in  a  ring.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hay  \Hay\,  v.  i. 
  To  lay  snares  for  rabbits.  --Huloet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hay  \Hay\,  n.  [OE.  hei,  AS  h?g;  akin  to  D.  kooi,  OHG.  hewi, 
  houwi,  G.  heu,  Dan.  &  Sw  h["o],  Icel.  hey,  ha  Goth.  hawi 
  grass,  fr  the  root  of  E.  hew.  See  {Hew  to  cut}.  ] 
  Grass  cut  and  cured  for  fodder. 
 
  Make  hay  while  the  sun  shines.  --Camden. 
 
  Hay  may  be  dried  too  much  as  well  as  too  little.  --C. 
  L.  Flint. 
 
  {Hay  cap},  a  canvas  covering  for  a  haycock. 
 
  {Hay  fever}  (Med.),  nasal  catarrh  accompanied  with  fever,  and 
  sometimes  with  paroxysms  of  dyspn[oe]a,  to  which  some 
  persons  are  subject  in  the  spring  and  summer  seasons.  It 
  has  been  attributed  to  the  effluvium  from  hay,  and  to  the 
  pollen  of  certain  plants.  It  is  also  called  {hay  asthma}, 
  {hay  cold},  and  {rose  fever}. 
 
  {Hay  knife},  a  sharp  instrument  used  in  cutting  hay  out  of  a 
  stack  or  mow. 
 
  {Hay  press},  a  press  for  baling  loose  hay. 
 
  {Hay  tea},  the  juice  of  hay  extracted  by  boiling,  used  as 
  food  for  cattle,  etc 
 
  {Hay  tedder},  a  machine  for  spreading  and  turning  newmown 
  hay.  See  {Tedder}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hay 
  n  :  grass  mowed  and  cured  for  use  as  fodder 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hay 
  properly  so  called  was  not  in  use  among  the  Hebrews;  straw  was 
  used  instead.  They  cut  the  grass  green  as  it  was  needed.  The 
  word  rendered  hay"  in  Prov.  27:25  means  the  first  shoots  of  the 
  grass.  In  Isa.  15:6  the  Revised  Version  has  correctly  "grass," 
  where  the  Authorized  Version  has  "hay." 
 




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