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  • n. Alternative form of windrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A windrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See windrow.

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Examples

  • Spray, blown by the wind—a double winrow-drift of weeds and shells;

    Or from that Sea of Time

  • They remained about ten days, when they left in a body, leaving a winrow of their old shells on the beach.

    Official Report of the Exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands for the Government of British Columbia

  • In no form does it take injury so quickly from rain as in the winrow, and when rain saturates it, much labor is involved in spreading it out again.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • When timothy predominates, the method of curing will be the same as for timothy; that is to say, it may be cured in the cock or in the winrow, according to circumstances.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • If a wisp is taken some distance from the top of the winrow or cock and twisted between the hands, if moisture exudes it is too damp, and if the hay breaks asunder readily it is too dry.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • When there is a reasonable certainty that the weather shall continue dry, it is quite practicable to cure clover in the winrow, but in showery weather to attempt to do so would mean ruin to the clover.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • When clover is cured in the winrow, it does not go through the sweating process to the same extent as when cured in the cock; hence, it is liable to sweat in the mow, and to such an extent as to induce mold, if it has been stored away with moisture in it beyond a certain degree.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • It will also cure more quickly along with some other grass than if alone, since it does not then lie so closely in the winrow or in the cock.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • Hay that has been cured in the cock is much less liable to heat when stored so as to produce mould, than hay cured in the swath or winrow.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • Nor is it possible to make hay quite so good in quantity when clover is cured in the winrow, as the surface exposed to the sunshine is much greater than when it is mixed with timothy or some other grass that purpose, nevertheless, to cure it thus, especially when it is mixed with timothy or some other grass that cures more easily and readily than clover.

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

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