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haggart

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haggart (plural haggarts)

  1. (Ireland, dated) A farmyard or small enclosed field; a vegetable patch or kitchen garden.
    • 1827 Gerald Griffin "Tales of the Munster Festivals" The London Magazine, December 1827; Vol.19, p.493:
      the very meadows in which he had assisted at harvest time in filling the load of sweet hay on the car, for the purpose of stacking in the haggart
    • 1856 'One of the rakes of Mallow' "Ireland thirty years since" The Sporting Magazine (London: Rogerson & Texford) May 1856, p.366:
      Jack escaped out of a back window which looked into the haggart, where the cows were kept every night.
    • 1879 Charles Kickham Knocknagow : or, The homes of Tipperary Chapter 7 "NORAH LAHY. THE OLD LINNET'S SONG." (Dublin : J. Duffy) 13th ed. (1887), p.50:
      Mr. Lowe remarked also the little ornamental wooden gate, the work of Mat's own hands, that led to the kitchen-garden invariably called the "haggart" in this part of the world which was fenced all round by a thick thorn hedge, with a little privet and holly intermixed here and there.