Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation by which grain is separated from the straw. This operation is performed in various ways, as by the feet of animals, by a flail, or by a threshing-machine. The first mode was that employed in the ages of antiquity, and it is still practised in th south of Europe and in Persia and India. Also
- v. present participle of thresh.
- n. the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
“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.”
“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.”
“We had always abundance for use in threshing time.”
“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.”
“This beating I did with a stick, about the size of the stick used as a flail in threshing corn.”
“Skins needed in threshing time were partly of these bed covers, taken down from the beds.”
“When the last baby was three days old, just in threshing time, she died.”
“It rains in threshing time, and the threshers 'visit is prolonged until long after their welcome has been worn to a frazzle!”
“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).”
“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  Jer 8: 16) [Maurer].”
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