- 1899, Douay-Rheims Bible (1899 ed.), Chronicles 1:21:
- And the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to tell David, to go up, and build an altar to the Lord God in the thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
- 1883, Jacob Grimm, James Steven Stallybrass, Teutonic Mythology, p. 1053:
- The Servian witches dance ' na pometno guvno,' on the swept thrashingfloor, probably on a high mountain...
- 1865, Jan de Liefde, Six Months Among the Charities of Europe, p. 191:
- The produce of his garden and of the small piece of ground near his hut, which he cultivated with his own hands in his leisure hours, had enabled him to save the nice amount of living stock that peopled his thrashingfloor.
- 1852, Thomas Carlyle, The Life of John Sterling, p. 183:
- Heaven pity you with such a thrashingfloor for world, and its draggled dirty farthing-candle for sun!