Sentence Examples


  • At harvest the corn was cut high on the stalk with short sickles and put up in sheaves, after which it was carried to the threshing-floor and there trodden out by the hoofs of oxen.
  • He recommends the practice of setting up corn in shocks, with two sheaves to cover eight, instead of ten sheaves as at present - probably owing to the straw being then shorter.
  • Subsequently straws are selected from the sheaves, and of these the pipes of the two upper joints are taken for plaiting.
  • Carrying the grooved sheaves over 'which the hoisting ropes pass, is known as the head-gear (fig.
  • The main rope, which draws out the loaded tubs, coils upon one drum, and passes near the floor over guide sheaves placed about 20 ft.

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