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  • n. Alternative spelling of threshing floor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A floor or area on which grain is beaten out.


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  • Samuel: “David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Isch. Yes, but tell me, Socrates; do you know that if you begin the process from the windward portion (of the threshing-floor), you will find your chaff is carried over the whole area.


  • Yes, considering the distance,369 the chaff will hardly be carried across the corn into the empty portion of the threshing-floor.


  • Al. “the outer edge or rim of the threshing-floor.”


  • “The grain is beaten out, commonly in the harvest field, by men, horses, or mules, on a threshing-floor prepared extempore for the purpose, where the ground is firm and dry, and the chaff is separated by winnowing.” —


  • Mahomet may build their tawdry temple on the threshing-floor which

    Tales of all countries

  • Round a post stuck into the middle of the threshing-floor ran a dozen horses harnessed side by side, so that they formed one long radius.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • She ran now down the steps, swishing the air about me, now into the kitchen, now to the threshing-floor, now through the gate, and I could hardly turn my head quickly enough to watch her.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • Soon afterwards Masha appeared in the doorway, flushed with the heat of the kitchen and carrying a big black loaf on her shoulder; swaying gracefully under the weight of the bread, she ran across the yard to the threshing-floor, darted over the hurdle, and, wrapt in a cloud of golden chaff, vanished behind the carts.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • Battle followed battle, thick as blows upon a threshing-floor, and though we were always said to be victorious, the enemy seemed none the more to run away.



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