I mow and she binds the sheaves, and sometimes we both of us reap.
Their weeping seed-sowing was followed by rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them.
Long-tackle blocks have two sheaves of different sizes placed one above the other, as in fiddle-blocks.
A long-tackle or fiddle-block has two sheaves—one below the other, like a fiddle.
And now she had come back with her sheaves and had been met on the threshold by Beryl with her hideous confidences.
A West Indian tree, of the wood of which sheaves of blocks are made.
He closed it sharply, as if annoyed, called to one of the men gathering up the sheaves, and then walked toward the house.
As on the field the reapers sing, while binding up the sheaves!
That she said as she laughed and sobbed, crying out wildly, “Bringing your sheaves with you, your sheaves with you.”
The oats shall be cut—I'll hire someone, and to bind the sheaves too.
Old English sceaf (plural sceafas) "large bundle of corn," from Proto-Germanic *skauf- (cf. Old Saxon scof, Middle Dutch scoof, Dutch schoof, Old High German scoub "sheaf, bundle," German Schaub "sheaf;" Old Norse skauf "fox's tail;" Gothic skuft "hair on the head," German Schopf "tuft"), from PIE root *(s)keup- "cluster, tuft, hair of the head." Extended to bundles of things other than grain by c.1300. Also used in Middle English for "two dozen arrows." General sense of "a collection" is from 1728.