from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine for cutting hay, clover, ensilage and the like. Such machines are made in many forms.
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I have no talent for machinery, but indeed a great fear of it, since the time when as a child I was visiting my grand-aunt's farm and almost lost a finger in a feed-cutter.
More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917
Next, the body is brought to another table; and Quong Sang, with a machine like a feed-cutter, cuts it into pieces each just as long as a one-pound can.
Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes Charles Madison Curry 1906
For horses, I sometimes use long straw for bedding, but, as a rule, I prefer to run everything through a feed-cutter.