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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thresh.

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Examples

  • Then it threshes about wildly, until it receives hook after hook in its soft flesh; and the hooks, straining from many different angles, hold the luckless fish fast until it is drowned.

    The King of the Greeks

  • While the way his family threshes rice -- crushing it with a massive stone roller -- hasn't changed for generations, his phone has changed the way he farms.

    Rural India Snaps Up Mobile Phones

  • If you pay him by the piece, by the quantity of grain which he produces, he will thresh only while the grain comes freely, and, though he leaves a good deal in the ear, it is not worth while to thresh the straw over again; nor can you fix him to do it sufficiently, because it is so difficult to prove how much less a man threshes than he ought to do.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Tef threshes well with standard methods and equipment.

    12. Tef

  • Triticale harvests easily and threshes well, and seed shattering is not a problem.

    4 Limitations and Uncertainties

  • At the left, the master and mistress survey their domain; in the background, a gardener pushes his wheelbarrow and another workman threshes; the dairymaid churns butter in her dairy; and poultry and pigs scavenge for food.

    Savoring The Past

  • At the left, the master and mistress survey their domain; in the background, a gardener pushes his wheelbarrow and another workman threshes; the dairymaid churns butter in her dairy; and poultry and pigs scavenge for food.

    Savoring The Past

  • For, for our sakes it was written; that he who plows ought to plow in hope; and he who threshes, in hope of partaking.

    The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The common English version, corrected by the final committee of the American Bible Union.

  • She always threshes out questions that arise, to her own satisfaction, if to no one else's.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • The cow draws the plow and the harrow, and threshes the grain, but usury makes property bring all needed material good without effort on the part of the owner.

    Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

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