• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sheave A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.
    • v. t Sheave To gather and bind into a sheaf or sheaves; hence, to collect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sheave To bring together into sheaves; collect into a sheaf or into sheaves.
    • n sheave A slice, as of bread; a cut.
    • n sheave A grooved wheel in a block, mast, yard, etc., on which a rope works; the wheel of a pulley; a shiver. See cut under block.
    • n sheave A sliding scutcheon for covering a keyhole.
    • n sheave The grooved wheel or disk on which a sliding door is carried upon a rail or track.
    • n sheave The disk or wheel over which a window-rope or -chain passes to the sash-weight.
    • n sheave The circular disk or body of an eccentric such as is used to operate the valves of steam-engines.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sheave shēv the wheel of a pulley over which the rope runs: a sliding scutcheon for covering a keyhole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to OD. schijve, orb, disk, wheel, D. schiff, G. scheibe, Icel. skīfa, a shaving, slice; cf. Gr. a staff. Cf. Shift (v.) Shive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

She is the English Miss Helen Mowbray whose mother has come to Kronburg armed with sheaves of introductions to us all.
"The Princess Virginia" by C. N. Williamson
Nicer van sheaves and sings, wasn't they?
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Sheaves of rays swept along the side of the serpents, driven through the ether-like waves before a storm-wind.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
I thought it was she whom you were leading just now round the corn sheaves.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
We do not have to wait long years to reap; the sheaves are abundant every year.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 08, August, 1885" by Various
The saddle clipped over the sheave, swung for an instant, then stood still.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
She rose and unlocked the cabinet where her slender sheaves were garnered.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
Every day the reaper garnered a new harvest of human sheaves.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
They crossed the gate and together breasted a slight rise through scattered sheaves of corn-shucks.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The shrill ring of the block-sheaves indicates a tension that is not far from breaking-point.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The harvest is all brought in, the grapes crushed, the sheaves housed.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
As soon as it blossoms, but before the fruit is set, the plant is gathered and tied into bundles or small sheaves and stored in a heap.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
I will go and move some of my sheaves over on his field, so that he shall rejoice in the morning when he sees how great is his store.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
Though he goeth on his way weeping, bearing forth the seed; He shall come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
It is then tied in little sheaves, with two pieces of string, one near the butt, and the other about half-way up.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
It's we two, it's we two, while the world's away, Sitting by the golden sheaves on our wedding-day.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
If I come again, it will be with joy, bearing my sheaves.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
He could see the sheaves of wheat standing up in the most distant of the cornfields.
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The sheaves are then placed in a circle measuring twenty yards in diameter.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
Sometimes it seemed to shriek as if the sheaves of grain it tore and tortured had found a voice wherewith to express their agony.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann

In poetry:

My father gives them sheaves of corn,
For shelter both and food:
High hope in me was early born,
My father was so good.
"Songs of the Winter Nights" by George MacDonald
The earth called and the wind sang, but in vain.
I sat alone among the endless sheaves.
I knew my ship of dreams was passed and gone
And all the deck was green with willow-leaves.
"A Song Of Willow Leaves" by Ethel Clifford
I would lead thee where the leaves
In the moon—rays glisten;
And, where shadows fall in sheaves,
We would lean and listen
For the song of that sweet bird
That in April nights is heard.
"A Night In June" by Alfred Austin
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
   The wild wind blows in a cloud.
"Autumn Song" by Sarojini Naidu
The sheaves of the Summer had long been bound;
The harvests of Autumn had long been past;
And the snows of the Winter lay deep around,
When the dark news came and I knew at last;
And the reigning woe of my heart was crowned.
"My Lady Of Verne" by Madison Julius Cawein
And Death! O with a velvet tread she finds us,
And teaches us her awful lore and mystery;
Like sheaves of wheat are we what time she binds us,
And in a little sheet of whiteness winds us--
And this is all of our poor history!
"The Great and Silent Things" by Charles Hanson Towne

In news:

The stack is monstrous and messy: sheaves of documents spill out of ragged file folders, and cardboard boxes strain at their seams.
The Flip Sheave 's bar style anti-two-block activation system maintains its load block activation orientation in either standard or tight/confined-mode.
KMS Performance is excited to offer a new CNC clutch sheave for the Yamaha Rhino.
A CNC Machined clutch sheave is designed to allow the rollers to expand further than an OEM sheave .
Robert Harvey, 56, of Crossville reported to the White County Sheriff's office Monday evening, Oct 8 that he had six, 12-inch to eight-inch oilfield sheaves taken from a location northeast of Crossvi.
Robert Harvey, 56, of Crossville reported to the White County Sheriff's office Monday evening, Oct 8 that he had six, 12-inch to eight-inch oilfield sheaves taken from a location northeast of Crossville.
The Salvation Army's Bennett ringing in the sheaves .
Martin's line of power transmission products includes: Sprockets , Gears, Bushings, Sheaves, Couplings, Timing Pulleys and Synchronous Sprockets .
Doug Burr released his debut album, Sickles & Sheaves, in 2003.
These early machines still required the sheaves to be bound by hand, but in 1857 the Marsh brothers equipped a reaper with moving canvases that carried the grain to a platform where it was tied into bundles by someone riding on the machine .
Stellar Industries Flip Sheave.
Flip Sheave answers the need for a heavy-duty mechanics truck crane boom head that functions in tight or confined spaces, Stellar says.
Do Notched V-Belts Wear Sheaves Faster Than Wrapped Belts.
Explaining Static vs Dynamic Sheave Balancing.

In science:

Let 0 → G → F → E → 0 be an exact sequence of torsion free sheaves on X0 .
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
Then the moduli space of stable rank r Higgs sheaves may be viewed as parameterizing r D4-branes wrapped on Lagrangian cycles of Calabi-Yau 4-folds.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Induction of sheaves and Fourier transform 8.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Set KG (X ) equal to the complexified Grothendieck group of the Abelian category of G-equivariant coherent sheaves on X .
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Let Lλ ∈ KH (X ), KA (T ) be the element representing the system of sheaves (wLλ ).
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
The first basis, B = (bx ; x ∈ S∞ ), is given by the Euler characteristic of the stalks of the cohomology sheaves of the intersection cohomology complex of the constant local systems on the isomorphism classes.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
QcohG (X ) be the Abelian category of G-equivariant quasi-coherent sheaves on X .
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Kashiwara, M., Schapira, P., Sheaves on manifolds, Grundlehren Math.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
In the same way, D-stacks will be sheaves-like objects on the category of commutative differential graded algebras.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
These sheaves are called the n-th homotopy sheaves of F pointed at s and are denoted by πn (F , s).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The induced morphism of sheaves π0 (F ) −→ π0 (F ′ ) is an isomorphism.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
For any A ∈ D − Af f , and any point s ∈ F (A), the induced morphism of sheaves πn (F , s) −→ πn (F ′ , f (s)) is an isomorphism.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The existence of these homotopy limits and colimits is the analog of the fact that category of sheaves have all kind of limits and colimits.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We say that RHOM(F , G) is the D-stack of morphisms from F to G, analogous to the sheaf of morphisms between two sheaves.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
A morphism f : F −→ F ′ in Ho(D − Af f ∼) is called a covering (or an epimorphism), if the induced morphism π0 (F ) −→ π0 (F ′ ) is an epimorphism of sheaves. 3The expression smooth morphism will be used for a weaker notion in §4.4.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces