Formerly wheat was grown chiefly in the region of long rainless summers, and the ripened grain was thrown upon uncovered earth floors and threshed by horses driven about over the straw, but this antiquated process was not suited to the climate and enterprise of the more southern provinces, and the modern threshing-machine has been introduced.
daub walls, wooden roofs thatched with straw or reeds and with clay or earth floors.
thatched with straw or reeds and with clay or earth floors.
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