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threshing machine

noun, Agriculture.
a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff.
Origin of threshing machine
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is not a modern plow in the islands or a threshing machine.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Seeing such a big crop, she gets ready the threshing machine.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • "Aunt, it is a threshing machine," answered the young man, gravely.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • Among his other inventions were a pumping engine and a threshing machine.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • The threshing machine had been singing its autumn song for many a day.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Thus she dreamed to the accompaniment of the threshing machine.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • It has two threshing machine and other extensive manufactories.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • But the great innovation was the threshing machine of Meikle.

  • There was a man named Carl Bonton who owned a threshing machine.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Finally the newspaper vanished into his face like a wisp of straw drawn into a threshing machine.

    Cobwebs From an Empty Skull Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
British Dictionary definitions for threshing machine

threshing machine

a machine for threshing crops
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