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Haymow  n.  
A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.
The place in a barn where hay is deposited.

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"Haymow" Quotes from Famous Books

... house," chuckled Gallegher, as he dropped noiselessly to the floor below and refastened the shutter. The barn was a large one, with a row of stalls on either side in which horses and cows were dozing. There was a haymow over each row of stalls, and at one end of the barn a number of fence-rails had been thrown across from one mow to the other. These ...
— Gallegher and Other Stories • Richard Harding Davis

... Hasten through the yards and stables, Feed thy husband's cows with pleasure, Feed with care the gentle lambkins, Give the cows the best of clover, Hay, and barley, to the horses, Feed the calves of lowing mothers, Feed the fowl that fly to meet thee. "Never rest upon the haymow, Never sleep within the hurdles, When the kine are fed and tended, When the flocks have all been watered; Hasten thence, my pretty matron, Like the snow-flakes to thy dwelling, There a crying babe awaits thee, Weeping in his couch neglected, ...
— The Kalevala (complete) • John Martin Crawford, trans.

... in the afternoon of an August day. From the high gable windows of the barn the yellow sunlight shot through the dusty air in a long, straight shaft and rested on the lower part of the haymow, gilding every dry wisp with a temporary and fatuous splendor. Elsewhere in the barn it was already half dark. On one side the hay rose up in a tremendous heap almost to the roof, where it vanished dimly in the dusky shadows. ...
— A Williams Anthology - A Collection of the Verse and Prose of Williams College, 1798-1910 • Compiled by Edwin Partridge Lehman and Julian Park

... edge of the haymow and saw the twins, one on either side of Bobby, staring up. They looked funny, for their mouths were open ...
— Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm • Mabel C. Hawley

... pumpkin, hollowed out and filled with woodbine. In one corner of the barn, behind a pile of green-and-white striped watermelons, was a circle of chairs for the old people; the younger guests sat on bushel measures or barbed-wire spools, and the children tumbled about in the haymow. The box stalls Clara had converted into booths. The framework was hidden by goldenrod and sheaves of wheat, and the partitions were covered 'With wild grapevines full of fruit. At one of these Johanna Vavrika watched ...
— The Troll Garden and Selected Stories • Willa Cather

Words linked to "Haymow" :   pile, raft, mess, loft, attic, great deal, quite a little, heap, flock, hatful, spate, wad, slew, plenty, mountain, tidy sum, mass, mow, mickle, peck, garret, sight, stack, lot, hayloft, muckle, deal, mint, pot, good deal, hay, passel, batch, barn

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