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Monday-ish word: tedder

tedder  (tĕd′ər), noun
1. A machine with a series of small rotating forks, to turn and loosen new-mown hay and hasten drying.
2. A person who teds (spreads hay for drying).

Etymology:  Middle English tedden, to manure

Often called a 'hay tedder'.  Wikipedia has a gif of a tedder in motion.
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