from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-tool for facilitating the binding of sheaves of grain with twine.


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  • Yet this device also had its disqualifications, the chief one being that it converted the human sheaf-binder into a sweat-shop worker.

    The Age of Big Business; a chronicle of the captains of industry

  • These subjects could be pursued under cover, but there was besides the field work, which had a more practical sound; model farms to be visited; steam-engines to be seen at work; lectures to be listened to on the spot; deep-drainage operations, a new drill, or a new sheaf-binder to be looked at.

    Hodge and His Masters


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