1) As a noun ‘haulme’ refers to the stalks of various cultivated plants, and in 1573 Tusser described it as ‘the strawe of the wheat or the rye’ (OED).

In 1642, Henry Best of Elmswell used it as a verb, saying that he always preserved wheate or rye strawe as thatching for his pease stacks, but sometimes for wante of these had been forced to hawme wheate and rye stubble ... mixing haver strawe with it to ... lappe aboute the ende of the wispes to keep them fast.

places Elmswell
dates 1642

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