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  • The most effectual means he could devise was this show of good fellowship and neighbourly friendship, — under colour of which he made his annual cruise through the barony — numbered every corn-stack, and computed its contents by the boll, so that he could give a shrewd hint afterwards whether or not the grist came to the right mill.

    The Monastery

  • Huskers around the corn-stack, workmen in the field, master and apprentice in the shop, passed the brown jug from lip to lip.

    Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

  • This is usually so large that it covers the animal entirely, but the master is always in plain view, sitting astride the moving corn-stack.

    Little Journey to Puerto Rico : for Intermediate and Upper Grades For Intermediate and Upper Grades

  • I had not in all this time seen what we in England call a corn-stack, nor a dung-hill.

    George Washington Farmer

  • The scent of the stubblefields, of the great corn-stack just beyond the farmyard, of the big barn so full that the wide wooden doors could not be closed, was mingled with the strong ammonia smells of the farm-yard, and here and there with the sweetness left in the evening air by the chewing cows on their passage to the cow-house on the farther side of the yard.

    Harvest

  • He turned to an opening in the hedge, which he found to be a gate, and mounting thereon, he sat meditating whether to seek a cheap lodging in the village, or to ensure a cheaper one by lying under some hay or corn-stack.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • The flames immediately ceased to go under the bottom of the corn-stack, and stood up vertical.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • They were all asked to meet him at a late dinner, and the signal of his arrival was to be a white sheet attached to a pitchfork, and put on the top of a corn-stack in the barn-yard.

    Robert Burns

  • Some of the heaps were as large as a corn-stack or hay-rick.

    Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

  • Every house, barn and corn-stack within their reach was burned.

    Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam

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