hayfork

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hayfork a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hayfork hā"fôrk` A fork for pitching and tedding hay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hayfork A fork used for turning over hay to dry, or in lifting it, as into a cart, on to a rick, etc.
    • n hayfork Hay-forks used with hay-carriers are made in the form of spears or harpoons, or of hinged grappling-irons resembling a clam-shell dredge. The harpoons are single or double and are provided with barbs which, when the shaft is thrust into the hay, can be thrown out to gather and lift a large bunch of it. The grappling-forks are opened and dropped upon the hay, when a pull upon a cord draws the tines together, gathering and lifting the hay.
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Usage

In literature:

They are all dwarfs and one peasant woman will toss three of them with a hayfork.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Why, if you pricked him with a hayfork it wouldn't fetch blood.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
There was very little that would serve, except a number of pickaxes, a few shovels, and two or three hayforks belonging to the stables.
"With Marlborough to Malplaquet" by Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
Then the father picked up a hayfork and beat his son out of the house.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
At length, turning his eyes upwards, he saw it writhing and wriggling on one of the prongs of his hayfork, which he was holding up in the air.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
She tossed her hayfork into the empty rack and climbed in after it.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Wooden Hayfork, about 1879.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Following Jack Smith with a hayfork!
"One-Act Plays" by Various
I see now why the farmers of your parish call you the 'Hayfork' Minister!
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
Meanwhile, the hayfork and the blood-stained knife were impounded.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
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In news:

It was September 6 and the Chief had just been summoned to the station for the latest mutual aid call from Hayfork in Trinity County.
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on Sebring Road in Hayfork Friday evening, according to a press release issued Monday.
The Happy Camp Indians made the long trip to Hayfork in Trinity County to play the previously winless Timberjacks last Friday night and lost 36-18.
On October 3, 2011 Officers from USFS, NSMIT, CHP and Trinity County NTF served three Federal search warrants in the Hayfork area of Trinity County.
On October 12, 2012 at approximately 6:30 pm Trinity County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call requesting medical aid for a gunshot victim on Sebring Road in Hayfork.
On October 12, 2012 at approximately 6:30 pm Trinity County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call requesting medical aid for a gunshot victim on Sebring Road in Hayfork .
Snow was reported in Shingletown, Paynes Creek and Hayfork late Thursday morning.
This year's fee waiver areas include the following campgrounds and recreation facilities: Hayfork and Yolla Bolla Areas Basin Gulch, Forest Glen, Hell Gate.
Buckhorn Summit, Douglas City and Hayfork have been facing power outages Thursday due to the large storm hitting northern California.
400 customers in Hayfork were without power from 10:30 am until around 2:30 p.m.
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