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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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haymakinghay‧mak‧ing /ˈheɪˌmeɪkɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  TAthe process of cutting and drying long grass to make hay
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haymakingFarmers were never averse to some eager additional help at haymaking and harvesting time.After the children returned to school in mid-August there came haymaking and harvesting the oats.The rising cost of power for heating and blowing air now makes barn-drying less attractive when compared with conventional haymaking.Le Coq Blanc - a pause from haymaking to admire their fine cockerel. 2.They would visit to see what it was doing at particular times, like haymaking.The three of us used to go down in summer to stay and do the haymaking.It must have been a long summer holiday because I managed to be there both for the haymaking and the harvest.One Cabinet Minister wanted his bodyguards to help with the haymaking at his farm.
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