Threshing

Threshing
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Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Threshing — is the process of loosening the edible part of cereal grain from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it. It is the step in grain preparation before winnowing, which separates the loosened chaff from the grain. Threshing does not remove the… …   Wikipedia

  • Threshing — Thresh Thresh, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Threshed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threshing}.] Same as {Thrash}. [1913 Webster] He would thresh, and thereto dike and delve. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threshing — noun the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw (Freq. 1) they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it • Derivationally related forms: ↑thresh • Hypernyms: ↑separation …   Useful english dictionary

  • threshing mill — threshing machine or threshing mill noun One for threshing corn, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑thresh …   Useful english dictionary

  • threshing machine — n. a machine for threshing grain …   English World dictionary

  • threshing machine — threshing ma.chine n a machine used for separating grains of corn, wheat etc from the rest of the plant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Threshing-board — A threshing board is an obsolete farm implement used to separate cereals from their straw; that is, to thresh. It is a thick board, made with a variety of slats, with a shape between rectangular and trapezoidal, with the frontal part somewhat… …   Wikipedia

  • Threshing machine — The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from… …   Wikipedia

  • Threshing floor — A threshing floor is a specially flattened surface made either of rock or beaten earth where the farmer would thresh the grain harvest. The threshing floor was either owned by the entire village or by a single family. It was usually located… …   Wikipedia

  • Threshing floor — Thrashing Thrash ing, a. & n. from {Thrash}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrashing floor}, {Threshing floor}, or {Threshing floor}, a floor or area on which grain is beaten out. {Thrashing machine}, a machine for separating grain from the straw. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Threshing-floor — Thrashing Thrash ing, a. & n. from {Thrash}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrashing floor}, {Threshing floor}, or {Threshing floor}, a floor or area on which grain is beaten out. {Thrashing machine}, a machine for separating grain from the straw. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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