threshing-machine love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In agriculture, a steam-, water-, or horse-power machine which in its most complete form beats the grain from the ears of cereals, separates the grain from the straw, and winnows it from the chaff.


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  • He compared himself to a horse harnessed to a threshing-machine.

    A House of Gentlefolk 2003

  • If a dairyman will feed his cows as a thresher feeds the cylinder of his threshing-machine, he will find that the milk will flow from the one about as steadily as the grain falls from the other.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm John Williams Streeter

  • In those days in the West threshing-time was an era of prosperity, and twenty-five or thirty men would band together and buy a threshing-machine.

    Injun and Whitey to the Rescue William S. Hart

  • In the daytime, bees, black and hairy, immense in size, and making a noise like a threshing-machine, come banging in at the open windows.

    India and the Indians Edward Fenton Elwin

  • Then he takes them to the threshing-machine, which knocks the little oats off the stalks.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson

  • The remainder of the Orangemen, when I saw them, were busy in the barn with a so-called "Tiny" threshing-machine, threshing Mr. Boycott's oats with all the seriousness and solemn purpose befitting their task.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81. Bernard H. Becker

  • At that time I was attending a threshing-machine for George Whitson and Joseph Scarlot.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866 Various

  • The ideal of industrial agriculture is to do away with the agricultural labourer altogether and to set a man who does odd jobs to tend a steam-plough or a threshing-machine.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin

  • With equal energy and success it will flow north or south; it will turn a corn-mill, or a threshing-machine, or a grindstone.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861 Various

  • The neighboring German settlers would bring in their seed-drills and binders to be repaired by him, and would invite him to go with them to buy a threshing-machine or a steam-engine.

    My Life Trotsky, Leon 1930


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