Definition of corn dolly in English:

corn dolly


  • A symbolic or decorative model of a human figure, made of plaited straw.

    • ‘Other attractions at the fair will include a Burrell steam road locomotive, a 1908 Marenghi fairground organ, a display of farm tractors dating back to the Forties, a demonstration of corn dolly making and ferret racing.’
    • ‘Among the goods for sale will be jewellery, rural arts such as corn dollies, soft toys, paintings, furniture, textiles, glass and ceramics.’
    • ‘The dress is intricately pleated and ruched, like unravelling rope, giving her the appearance of a life-sized corn dolly.’
    • ‘There will also be live music and a celebration of the English harvest traditions by identifying and sampling English breads and jams, churning butter, making corn dollies and trying out harvest games.’
    • ‘It seemed like yesterday that she had met the shy child in her home, holding her small corn dolly.’


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