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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of thresh.


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  • Gathered thus late, this second crop was nearly always touched by the frost, even before the seeds were threshed from the stalks.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • By this operation the chaff is very much chopped, and the grain threshed out.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • The cornstalks were harvested and part of the grain threshed out.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc 1856

  • The importance here aligned to Babylon and her fall, the express mention of Elam and Media, _v_. 2, as her assailants, and the description of Jehovah's people as "threshed" point unmistakably to the last years of the exile, after the rise of Cyrus in 549, and before the fall of Babylon in 538, so that the passage cannot be from Isaiah.

    Introduction to the Old Testament John Edgar McFadyen

  • Wounded creatures, men and women, were vomited over the top of that awful wave and fell squirming down the face of it till they threshed about under the automobiles and against the legs of the soldiers.

    Chapter 23: The People of the Abyss 2010

  • He pulled on his mittens with his teeth, and threshed his arms back and forth, beating his hands with all his might against his sides.

    To Build a Fire 2010

  • Village life is simple, but for the women the work is hard; women worked the sparsely fertile land, threshed the wheat, tended to the cattle, carried crops back to the home and cooked the meals.

    Marla Mossman: No Woman No Country Marla Mossman 2011

  • With two stout sticks I bent the stalks over the deerskin and threshed out the grain that else the blackbirds would have eaten.

    Chapter 21 2010

  • Bâtard's body twitched with the shock, threshed the ground spasmodically for a moment, and went suddenly limp.

    BÂTARD 2010

  • The two animals threshed about, the lynx ripping and tearing with her claws and using her teeth as well, while the she-wolf used her teeth alone.

    The Law of Meat 2010


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