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Word: thresh

Definition: beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw


Sentences Containing 'thresh'

But if he had been at liberty to sell his whole crop to a corn merchant as fast as he could thresh it out, his whole capital might have returned immediately to the land, and have been employed in buying more cattle, and hiring more servants, in order to improve and cultivate it better.

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