threshing machine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n threshing machine a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw
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Usage

In literature:

Threshing and winnowing machines have taken its place.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
We heard the buzzing noise of the threshing-machine in the adjoining fields.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Flivvers bumped over the rough ground, chugging like threshing machines.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Pemberton's was too big a threshing-machine for her.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
The same agent can propel the harvesters and work the threshing machines.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The man at the threshing machine.
"The Writing of the Short Story" by Lewis Worthington Smith
Cattle were hired for ploughing, working the watering-machines, carting, threshing, etc.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Even the life around the threshing machine seemed a little tame in comparison with the life of the booms.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Elmbrook felt keenly disappointed that the red threshing-machine did not pass through the village on its return journey.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
She looks as if she had been through a threshing-machine.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
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In news:

The annual Makoti Threshing Association's annual exhibition is featuring more than 300 vintage tractors, combines, threshing machines and other farm machinery.
Volunteers use pitchforks to load shocks of dried wheat stalks into a threshing machine.
Sunderland , of Winsted, began working on his threshing machine project a few years before he retired in 1993.
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