Hay-knife

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hay-knife a broad knife, with a handle set cross-wise at one end, used for cutting hay from a stack
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. híeg, híg, hég; Ger. heu, Dut. hooï, Ice. hey.

Usage

In literature:

Then he went down to a rank, grassy meadow and, with his knife, cut hay for a couple of hours.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Once more Deerfoot picked the knife of Hay-uta from the ground and handed it (the point toward himself) to the Sauk.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
A knife for cutting hay and straw.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
This style of hay-cutting knife is used almost universally on stacks and in hay-mows.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
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In poetry:

And I thought of the wasps' nest in the bank
And how I got chased one day
Leaving the drag and the scraw-knife behind,
How I covered my face with hay.
"On An Apple-Ripe September Morning" by Patrick Kavanagh

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