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hay

 (hā)
n.
1. Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder.
2. Slang A trifling amount of money: gets $100 an hour, which isn't hay.
v. hayed, hay·ing, hays
v.intr.
To mow and cure grass and herbage for hay.
v.tr.
1. To make hay on (a patch of land).
2. To make (grass or other plants) into hay.
3. To feed with hay.

[Middle English, from Old English hīeg; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

hay′er n.

Hays

 (hāz), William Harrison Known as "Will." 1879-1954.
American politician and motion-picture executive who as president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America (1922-1945) established the Production Code (1930), which prescribed the moral content of American films from 1930 to 1966.
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Noun1.hays - United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)Hays - United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
2.Hays - United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
3.Hays - a town in central Kansas
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
References in classic literature ?
He pointed to the truss of hay and said: "What are those two curious things sticking out of the hay?
He still, however, slept on, and did not awake till he found himself in the mouth of the cow; for the cook had put the hay into the cow's rick, and the cow had taken Tom up in a mouthful of it.
Finally, not finding anything else in the manger, he tasted the hay.
Trail, trail, went her long dress over the sopping grass, and she came back with her hands full of the hay that was cut yesterday--I suppose for rabbits or something, as she kept on smelling it.
There's nothing but hay left now,' the Messenger said, peeping into the bag.
The hay which we shall purchase for our horses this evening - I shall expect to find the stalks about fifty feet long.
On the hill-top above me sat the rising moon; pale yet as a cloud, but brightening momentarily, she looked over Hay, which, half lost in trees, sent up a blue smoke from its few chimneys: it was yet a mile distant, but in the absolute hush I could hear plainly its thin murmurs of life.
At the corner, where the jail stood, the progress of the ladies was impeded, for a moment, by the oxen, who were turned up to the side of the building, and given a lock of hay, which they had carried on their necks, as a reward for their patient labor, The whole of this was so natural, and so common, that Elizabeth saw nothing to induce a second glance at the team, until she heard the teamster speaking to his cattle in a low voice:
Within a few weeks the card had vanished from number one, and it was known that Admiral Hay Denver, V.
The first stall was a large square one, shut in behind with a wooden gate; the others were common stalls, good stalls, but not nearly so large; it had a low rack for hay and a low manger for corn; it was called a loose box, because the horse that was put into it was not tied up, but left loose, to do as he liked.
That was a misfortune no one could remedy, for the peasants of the district burned their hay rather than let the French have it.
Through this floating, fusty DEBRIS of peat and hay, mixed with the perspirations and warmth of the dancers, and forming together a sort of vegeto-human pollen, the muted fiddles feebly pushed their notes, in marked contrast to the spirit with which the measure was trodden out.