E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hay, Hagh, or Haugh.
A royal park in which no man commons; rich pasture-land; as Bilhagh (Billa-haugh), Beskwood- or Bestwood-hay, Lindeby-hay, Welley-hay or Wel-hay. These five hays were special reserves of game for royalty alone.
A bottle of hay. (See BOTTLE.)
Between hay and grass. Too late for one and too soon for the other.
Neither hay nor grass. That hobby-de-hoy state when a youth is neither boy nor man.