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(Scot & Northern English, dialect) twenty-four sheaves of corn
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Old English threfe, of Scandinavian origin
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  • An occasional ear of corn in a thrave,—that is, twenty-four sheaves.

    Heads and Tales Various
  • The hospital of St. Leonard's has compelled us unjustly to render them a thrave of corn.

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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