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hay rake

or hayrake

a farm implement used to rake hay from a swath into a windrow.
Origin of hay rake
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not one was touched, but an old farmer shook a hay-rake at the boys.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • "But Baxter can't mend a gun or a hay-rake, or a pump, to save his life," I said.

    Adventures In Friendship David Grayson
  • She would have been as comfortable on the teeth of a hay-rake, and had not even dozed in consequence.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • Tolliver was mending the broken teeth of a hay-rake and making a poor job of it.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Then—suddenly—into her rhapsody broke the astonishing, harsh clash and clatter of a hay-rake.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • One of them stepped on a hay-rake, and the handle flying up gave him a sharp rap on the head.

  • The next day, John hitched Daisy to the hay-rake and drove it up and down the field, raking the hay into long windrows.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • He hunted about till he discovered a hay-rake with a long handle.

  • She was fiddle-headed and as lean as a hay-rake, but in build she was every inch a grand piece of horse-flesh.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Crude threshing machines, clover-seed cleaners, root-cutters, and a simple but heavy form of hay-rake came into use.

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