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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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  • Mr. Grile hastened to proffer a paper of tobacco, which disappeared like a wisp of oats drawn into a threshing machine.

  • There is not a modern plow in the islands or a threshing machine.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Upwards of a hundred labourers assembled at Kenninghall, and seized the threshing machine of Mr. Bailey, a farmer.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Seeing such a big crop, she gets ready the threshing machine.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • The band wheel being on the steering wheel or right side of the engine, makes it easy to line up to a threshing machine.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Among his other inventions were a pumping engine and a threshing machine.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
  • In 1883 Messrs. Howard, of Bedford, adapted a sheaf-binding apparatus to the threshing machine.

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

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • I thought of him as he appeared to me when riding his threshing machine up the coulee road.

  • Thus she dreamed to the accompaniment of the threshing machine.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
British Dictionary definitions for threshing machine

threshing machine

a machine for threshing crops
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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