The methods of threshing and winnowing were the same as those in use in ancient Egypt.
After the rush of the threshing is over the farmer studies these books carefully to see what his land is doing, and makes his plans for the next year, so as to rest or strengthen those divisions which are failing.
A little of it is used for fuel for the engines and for bedding the stock; but the bulk of it is dragged away from the threshing machine by machinery, and left lying in great heaps until an opportunity is afforded for burning it up. This is usually done immediately before the ploughing in the autumn.
The Chaff-cutting Machines (Accidents) Act 1897 is a measure very similar in its intention to the Threshing Machines Act 1878, and provides for the automatic prevention of accidents to persons in charge of chaff-cutting machines.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
The steam-engine first took the place of horses as a threshing power in 1803, but it was not until after 1850 that it was applied to the plough and cultivator.
The city is a trading centre for the rich agricultural and fruit-growing district by which it is surrounded, has good water-power, and is an important manufacturing centre, its chief manufactured products being cereal health foods, for which it has a wide reputation, and the manufacture of which grew out of the dietetic experiments made in the laboratories of the sanitarium; and threshing machines and other agricultural implements, paper cartons and boxes, flour, boilers, engines and pumps.
Although on the large farms iron ploughs, and threshing and grain-cleaning machines, have been introduced, the small cultivator prefers the simple native plough made of wood.
" Wheat is moost commonlye sowne under the forowe, that is to say, cast it uppon the falowe, and then plowe it under "; and this branch of his subject is concluded with directions about threshing, winnowing and other kinds of barn-work.
In 1891, at Doncaster, special prizes were given for combined portable threshing and finishing machines, and cream separators (hand and power).
&Aces, a threshing-floor, and afterwards applied to denote the disk of the sun or moon, probably on account of the circular path traced out by the oxen threshing the corn.
The other men go back to their homes or to the factories in the cities, where they await the harvesting and threshing season.
The threshing season is thus a time of great pressure and of extensively active work.
They drew the plough, trampled the corn sheaves round the circular threshing floor, and were sometimes employed to drag heavy weights.
Jehu's son Jehoahaz saw his army made " like the dust in threshing," and the desperate condition of the country recalls the straits in the time of Saul (I Sam.
(2) The upper part of the hill of Ophel, the threshing floor of Araunah, upon which Solomon erected the Temple, is once called Mount Moriah (2 Chron.
Time is a very important thing in threshing, since a rainfall might spoil enough grain in one night to buy several machines.
Among these are the gradual disappearance of various kinds of grain as one advanced towards the north; the use of fermented liquors made from corn and honey; and the habit of threshing out their corn in large covered barns, instead of on open threshing-floors as in Greece and Italy, on account of the want of sun and abundance of rain.
The landlord found land, labour, oxen for ploughing and working the wateringmachines, carting, threshing or other implements, seed corn, rations for the workmen and fodder for the cattle.
Among the wooden objects recovered from the relic beds were tubs, plates, ladles and spoons, a flail for threshing corn, a last for stretching shoes of hide, celt handles, clubs, long-bows of yew, floats and implements of fishing and a dug-out canoe 12 ft.
But he is not entitled to the use of the barns in threshing, &c., the corn.
Then came innumerable varieties of manual work for the erection and keeping up of hedges, the preservation of dykes, canals and ditches, the threshing and garnering of corn, the tending and shearing of sheep and so forth.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
On farms of moderate size it is usual to hire steam tackle as required, the outlay involved in the purchase of a set being justifiable only in the case of estates or of very big farms where, when not engaged in ploughing, or in cultivating, or in other work upon the land, the steam-engine may be employed in threshing, chaff-cutting, sawing and many similar operations which require power.
The attack had been preceded by a trifling fire at a threshing floor, either accidentally caused (but not by the officers shots) or lit as a signal for the assault.
The homestead consisted of a threshing floor, outhouses, stables, a bathhouse, a lodge, and a large brick house with semicircular facade still in course of construction.
Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and here are threshing sledges and ox yokes for the wood.
Thus, plucking and rubbing the ears of corn was counted a form of reaping and threshing.
threshing machine knocked out the grain from the ears of corn.
winnowing grain on the threshing floors.
Cattle were hired for ploughing, working the watering-machines, carting, threshing, etc. The Code fixed a statutory wage for sowers, ox-drivers, field-labourers, and hire for oxen, asses, &c.
Moveable gins were tried for a time in some places; they were dragged by traction engines from farm to farm, like threshing machines in parts of England, but the plan proved uneconomical because, among other reasons, farmers were not prepared to meet the cost of providing facilities for storing their cotton.
The device, frequently seen in farmyards, by which the power of a horse is utilized to drive threshing or other machinery, is sometimes described as a "horse-power," but this term usually denotes the unit in which the performance of steam and other engines is expressed, and which is defined as the rate at which work is done when 33,000 lb are raised one foot in one minute.
It may eve nbe stacked without tying into sheaves, though this course involves greater expenditure of labour in carrying and afterwards in threshing.
The grain cures very Threshing.
assemblether men were committed to Bury Jail for riotously assembling at Hundon and destroying two threshing machines.
The site museum, including a new exhibition in the 17th Century thatched threshing barn, presents the archeological story of Avebury.
Next harvest saw both farmer and yard boy threshing the corn themselves.
threshing of the corn to produce bread and the trampling of grapes to produce wine.
threshing sledges and ox yokes for the wood.
threshing barn was separate from the granary.
In threshing wheat for seed, care should be taken that the machine is well cleansed of the grain it has previously threshing wheat for seed, care should be taken that the machine is well cleansed of the grain it has previously threshed.
threshing wheat grains (52% ).
In threshing wheat for seed, care should be taken that the machine is well cleansed of the grain it has previously threshed.
Peasants threshing red sorghum close to giant coal powered power station.
This is often taken to mean the threshing of the corn to produce bread and the trampling of grapes to produce wine.
Sometimes the threshing barn was separate from the granary.
G:Fgns A majority of the samples in the ' pit fills ' class contain free threshing wheat grains (52 %).
The threshing machine knocked out the grain from the ears of corn.
Such a situation may also provide more of a breeze, for comfort and for winnowing grain on the threshing floors.
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