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  • n. Plural form of sheaf.

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Examples

  • They threw the years, as already noticed, into great cycles, of fifty-two each, which they called "sheafs," or "bundles," and represented by a quantity of reeds bound together by a string.

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  • Different weights of "sheafs" will be used by different ages.

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  • The technology of the book — sheafs of paper covered in squiggles of ink — has remained virtually unchanged since Gutenberg.

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  • Once here, I had begun my search, in various rooms, for obvious, unconcealed paraphernalia, of a sort that might be germane to kaissa, such things as boards and pieces, books, sheafs of papers, and records.

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  • He darted at the secretaries and tore the sheafs of business papers from their hands.

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  • Next to the bales in the open-fronted barn sheafs of reed are stacked fifteen feet high, end out.

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  • Those are the linen sheafs of postcards in an accordion fold, usually rather blurry.

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  • And throughout the 1970s and later, ornithologists gathered sheafs of data proving that, in birds, a female's success laying eggs and rearing hatchlings was always enhanced by the presence of a male.

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  • At the drugstore, I stood in line with my razor blades, a whole new pack of five safety blades in cardboard sheafs.

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  • On her computer, all over the fridge, plastered around the island in the kitchen, on the bathroom mirrors, in her pocketbook – sheafs of them in her wallet, in the jackets of her coats.

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