haycock

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English[edit]

Haycocks in a field in Ireland

Etymology[edit]

From hay +‎ cock (conical heap).

Noun[edit]

haycock (plural haycocks)

  1. A small, conical stack of hay left in a field to dry before adding to a haystack.
    • 1789, Jane Austen, ‘Henry and Eliza’, Juvenilia:
      [T[hey perceived lying closely concealed beneath the thick foliage of a Haycock, a beautifull little Girl not more than 3 months old.

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