from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large stack of hay, especially as left in a field to dry. Also called hayrick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mound, pile, or stack of stored hay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stack or conical pile of hay in the open air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large stack or pile of hay, made in the open air as a means of storing or preserving the hay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stack of hay
NSA thinks the way you find a needle in a haystack is to add more hay.
Case researchers discover methods to find 'needles in haystack' in data
The competition is administered by HASTAC "haystack"---Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, an innovative "Web 2.0" virtual institution of more than eighty institutes, centers, and community organizations anchored at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.
"It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and the haystack is the Pacific Ocean," agent Tim Feige says, minutes before sunrise.
" Finding a needle in a haystack is a heck of a lot easier if the haystack has 2,500 needles " .
And if you can develop a machine to look for the needle in the haystack and what you come out with from having the machine sift through the haystack is a box of straw, where maybe the needle's in there and maybe a few bonus needles, then that's a whole lot better than having humans try to sift through a haystack.
I love reading differing views and trying to seek out the "needle" truth in the media "haystack" - sotospeak.
Against this background, let's take a look at the most influential model that led to the rejection of group selection, which is affectionately known as the haystack model.
A needle in a haystack is a perfect way to put it.
Looking for a needle in a haystack is a frustrating task, but the sense of existential angst brought by the possibility that the needle has already been removed doesn't exactly make it a hell of a lot more fun. '