sheaf of corn

sheaf of corn
cluster of corn, bundle of corn

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sheaf — O.E. sceaf sheaf of corn, from P.Gmc. *skaubaz (Cf. M.Du. scoof, O.H.G. scoub, Ger. Schaub sheaf; O.N. skauf fox s tail; Goth. skuft hair on the head, Ger. Schopf tuft ). Also used in Middle English for two dozen arrows …   Etymology dictionary

  • sheaf — [[t]ʃi͟ːf[/t]] sheaves 1) N COUNT: usu N of n A sheaf of papers is a number of them held or fastened together. He took out a sheaf of papers and leafed through them. 2) N COUNT A sheaf of corn or wheat is a number of corn or wheat plants that… …   English dictionary

  • sheaf — UK [ʃiːf] / US [ʃɪf] noun [countable] Word forms sheaf : singular sheaf plural sheaves UK [ʃiːvz] / US [ʃɪvz] 1) stems of grain that have been cut and tied together a sheaf of corn 2) a large number of pieces of paper that are kept together …   English dictionary

  • sheaf — [ʃi:f] n plural sheaves [ʃi:vz] [: Old English; Origin: sceaf] 1.) several pieces of paper held or tied together sheaf of ▪ He laid a sheaf of documents on the desk. 2.) a bunch of wheat, corn etc tied together after it has been cut …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Corn dolly — Corn dollies or corn mothers are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs of Europe before mechanization. Before Christianisation, in traditional pagan European culture it was believed that the spirit of the corn (in modern American,… …   Wikipedia

  • sheaf — 1. noun a) A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw. O, let me teach you how to knit again This scattered …   Wiktionary

  • corn — noun 1 (BrE) cereal crop (wheat, etc.) ADJECTIVE ▪ ripe ▪ green ▪ The corn is still green. ▪ young … OF CORN ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sheaf — plural sheaves noun (countable + of) 1 a bunch of wheat, corn etc tied together after it has been cut 2 several pieces of paper held or tied together …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • harvest customs —    Numerous customs and traditions clustered around harvest time, the vital climax of the agricultural year in arable areas. Many were extremely localized, and much could depend on the character of the farmer, the type of crop, and other… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Sceaf — In English heroic legend, Sceaf or Scef (Old English for sheaf ) appears as an ancient legendary king who appeared mysteriously as a child, coming out of the sea in an empty boat. The name also appears as Sceafa and in corrupt form as Seskef and… …   Wikipedia

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