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thrave

noun
  1. Scot and Northern English dialect twenty-four sheaves of corn
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Word Origin

Old English threfe, of Scandinavian origin
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Historical Examples

  • 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.