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winnowing-basket

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a large flat basket of peculiar form with two handles.

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Examples

  • At night the whole is set on fire and boys and girls dance round it, swinging torches and singing rhymes in which the words "corn in the winnowing-basket, the plough in the earth" may be distinguished.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • At night the whole is set on fire and boys and girls dance round it, swinging torches and singing rhymes in which the words “corn in the winnowing-basket, the plough in the earth” may be distinguished.

    Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. § 2. The Lenten Fires

  • "Come, come, this is how I like to see my old Jovial!" said Dagobert, as he took up the winnowing-basket, and poured its contents into the manger.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 01

  • _Flagello_ (tribula), 18. tosseth it in a _winnowing-basket_, 19. and so when the _Chaff_, and the _Straw_, 20. are separated from it, he putteth it into _Sacks_, 12. jactat _ventilabro_, 19. atque ita _Paleâ_

    The Orbis Pictus

  • At night the whole is set on fire and boys and girls dance round it, swinging torches and singing rhymes in which the words “corn in the winnowing-basket, the plough in the earth” may be distinguished.

    The Golden Bough : a study of magic and religion

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