from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The operation by which grain is separated from the straw.

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  • verb Present participle of thresh.

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  • noun the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw


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  • The barley, after threshing, is parched and ground, to form "tsampa;" the tsampa is mixed with cold or hot water as preferred, and eaten like porridge; the Tibetan eats little else except chilies.

    The Mount Everest Expedition 1923

  • These varieties we planted, each by itself; and each kind, again, was kept separate in threshing; also, only beans of the same variety were put in one bag for storing.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • This beating I did with a stick, about the size of the stick used as a flail in threshing corn.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • We never laid this tent cover at the edge of the field on the grass, because in threshing the vines, some of the beans would fly up and fall outside the tent cover, on the ground.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • Skins needed in threshing time were partly of these bed covers, taken down from the beds.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • We had always abundance for use in threshing time.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917

  • It rains in threshing time, and the threshers 'visit is prolonged until long after their welcome has been worn to a frazzle!

    In Times Like These 1915

  • When the last baby was three days old, just in threshing time, she died.

    In Times Like These 1915

  • This also -- The skill wherewith the husbandman duly adjusts his modes of threshing is given by God, as well as the skill (Isa 28: 26) wherewith he tills and sows (Isa 28: 24, 25).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • The Keri is better: "a heifer threshing"; the strongest were used for threshing, and as the law did not allow their mouth to be muzzled in threshing (De 25: 4), they waxed wanton with eating. bellow as bulls -- rather, "neigh as steeds," literally, "strong ones," a poetical expression for steeds (see on [994] Jer 8: 16) [Maurer].

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871


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