haystack


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hay·stack

 (hā′stăk′)
n.
A large stack of hay, especially one left in a field. Also called hayrick.

haystack

(ˈheɪˌstæk) or

hayrick

n
(Agriculture) a large pile of hay, esp one built in the open air and covered with thatch

hay•stack

(ˈheɪˌstæk)

n.
a stack of hay with a conical or ridged top, built up in the open air for preservation.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haystack - a stack of hayhaystack - a stack of hay      
stack - an orderly pile
haycock - a small cone-shaped pile of hay that has been left in the field until it is dry enough to carry to the hayrick
Translations
kupka sena
høstak
heinäsuova
stog sijena
干し草の山
건초 더미
höstack
กองหญ้า
đống cỏ khô

haystack

[ˈheɪstæk] Nalmiar m
to be like looking for a needle in a haystackser como buscar una aguja en un pajar

haystack

[ˈheɪstæk] nmeule f de foin
it's like looking for a needle in a haystack → cela revient à chercher une aiguille dans une meule de foin, cela revient à chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin

haystack

[ˈheɪˌstæk] npagliaio

haystack

كَوْمَةٌ مَضْغُوضَةٌ مِنَ القَشِّ kupka sena høstak Heuhaufen θημωνιά almiar heinäsuova meule de foin stog sijena pagliaio 干し草の山 건초 더미 hooiberg høystakk stóg siana palheiro стог сена höstack กองหญ้า saman yığını đống cỏ khô 干草堆
References in classic literature ?
In Packingtown the fertilizer is pure, instead of being a flavoring, and instead of a ton or so spread out on several acres under the open sky, there are hundreds and thousands of tons of it in one building, heaped here and there in haystack piles, covering the floor several inches deep, and filling the air with a choking dust that becomes a blinding sandstorm when the wind stirs.
I do not remember, now, what that thing is that is in front of the man who is running, but I think it is a haystack or a woman.
Opposite me was an elderly lady in a great fur cloak, who looked in the dark more like a haystack than a lady, she was wrapped up to such a degree.
The Aged prepared such a haystack of buttered toast, that I could scarcely see him over it as it simmered on an iron stand hooked on to the top-bar; while Miss Skiffins brewed such a jorum of tea, that the pig in the back premises became strongly excited, and repeatedly expressed his desire to participate in the entertainment.
Close by stood a large haystack, and between it and the house a little out-house, covered with a flat thatched roof.
A week last Monday, towards one o'clock in the afternoon, I was going towards Hetton Coppice, and about a quarter of a mile from the coppice I saw the prisoner, in a red cloak, sitting under a bit of a haystack not far off the stile.
My Lady was a vast creature at all times: but, when she frowned and folded her arms, as now, she looked more gigantic than ever, and made one try to fancy what a haystack would look like, if out of temper.
He can perceive a haystack at an enormous distance when he is interested.
Why, a mongoose, to tackle a monster like that--if there were one--would have to be bigger than a haystack.
This creature has scared at every thing he has seen to-day, except a haystack.
I s'pose we can go back the way we came, to Jack Pumpkinhead's house, and then turn into the Winkie Country; but that seems like running 'round a haystack, doesn't it?
But to hunt on a dark night for a boy in a sea of mud would be like hunting for a needle in a haystack, and he did not attempt it.