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 Hawthorn,Hayston (Frank). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. 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.   1
   A bottle of hay. (See BOTTLE.)   2
   Between hay and grass. Too late for one and too soon for the other.   3
   Neither hay nor grass. That hobby-de-hoy state when a youth is neither boy nor man.   4
   Make hay while the sun shines.   5
   Strike while the iron is hot.   6
   Take time by the forelock.   7
   One to-day is worth two to-morrows. (Franklin.)   8

 Hawthorn,Hayston (Frank). 


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