Definitions for HAYheɪ
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grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
convert (plant material) into hay
a net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit
to lay snares for rabbits
grass cut and cured for fodder
to cut and cure grass for hay
Origin: [OE. hei, AS. hg; akin to D. hooi, OHG. hewi, houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h, Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See Hew to cut.]
Hay is grass, legumes or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing livestock such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Hay is also fed to pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as more fully herbivorous animals. Hay is fed when or where there is not enough pasture or rangeland on which to graze an animal, when grazing is unavailable due to weather or when lush pasture by itself is too rich for the health of the animal. It is also fed during times when an animal is unable to access pasture, such as when animals are kept in a stable or barn.
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Let us make hay while the sun shines.
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested. (on his daughter, Princess Anne)
First thing in the morning, we water them, and give them some treats and feed them some hay.
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