noun, plural sheaves.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of sheaf
OTHER WORDS FROM sheafsheaflike, adjective
Words nearby sheaf
Example sentences from the Web for sheaf
A handful of places responded to our public records request with a sheaf of court documents and told us to figure out the totals on our own.Cities Spend Millions On Police Misconduct Every Year. Here’s Why It’s So Difficult to Hold Departments Accountable.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|February 22, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Instead of merely giving me a few data points to learn from, The Exchange wound up collecting sheafs of interesting data from upstart companies with big Q3 performance.Here’s how fast a few dozen startups grew in Q3 2020|Alex Wilhelm|October 23, 2020|TechCrunch
We would get a sheaf of papers and pencils and listen to the tapes.
It was months after the assignment when, at last, I presented to Murcko a thick sheaf of pages.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She started what she called her "lecture" with a fat sheaf of papers in front of her, from which she proceeded to read.
No, I don't have a sheaf of short stories buried in a drawer.
In one hand she carried a sheaf of Clinton literature; in the other she was lugging a stack of large yard signs.
Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
A wisp of wheat was knotted round her neck for a necklace, and a perfect sheaf of it in her hair.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Ward busied himself with a sheaf of morning mail and miscellaneous police circulars.
Her hat was covered with poppies and wild azalea, and she had a sheaf of buttercups and "blue eyes" in her belt.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The two contestants mounted new horses and sat face to face; behind each stood an attendant with the sheaf of reed lances.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis