Sheaf sentence example

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  • He lifted a sheaf of papers.

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  • The first-fruits of the harvest here take the form of a sheaf which is waved by the priest before Yahweh.

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  • The suggestion that the eating of cakes of unleavened bread, similar to the Australian "damper," was due to the exigencies of the harvest does not meet the case, since it does not explain the seven days and is incongruous with the fact that the first sheaf of the harvest was put to the sickle not earlier than the third day of the feast.

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  • Weller ignored the question and handed Dean a sheaf of papers.

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  • The apparent gathering together of the sheaf into a fine and well-defined stream is an effect of singular beauty.

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  • The child was asleep with his head on a sheaf, and from this circumstance he obtained his name.

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  • In this case drops which break away with different velocities are carried under the action of gravity into different paths; and thus under ordinary circumstances a jet is apparently resolved into a " sheaf," or bundle of jets all lying in one vertical plane.

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  • These cave flowers are unfolded by pressure, as if a sheaf were forced through a tight binding, or the crystal fibres curl outward from the centre of the group. Thus spotless arches of 50 ft.

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  • Sometimes the tree is a mere knot peeping above the sand with a sheaf of thin branches.

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  • The white cross badge bears on a blue centre the charge of the house of Vasa, a gold sheaf shaped like a vase with two handles.

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  • They embody for the time being a vague consciousness of the divine, which is concentrated for some single act into an outward object, like a warrior's spear or the thunderbolt, 2 or the last sheaf of corn into which the Corn-Mother has been driven.

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  • I had a sheaf of paperwork in my hands.

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  • The purpose of adjusting the sheaf is to get all mortars firing parallel.

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  • The reaping and binding machine cut the corn, collected it into a bundle or sheaf and also tied the sheaf with string.

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  • Mr Darling begs to differ - and yesterday offered a sheaf of impressive statistics to back up his argument.

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  • For example, great ceremony was always attached to the gathering of the last sheaf of corn.

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  • I ran down stairs with clutching the whole sheaf in my hands.

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  • I can only read a book so many times, but there are endless possibilities with a huge sheaf of blank pages.

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  • It may be wondered if the move to kernel tropism in trope bundle and sheaf theory is absolutely necessary.

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  • There is a prejudice against the use of the binder in reaping barley, as it is impossible to secure uniformity of colour in the grain when the stalks are tightly tied in the sheaf, and the sun has not free access to those on the inside.

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  • Above the mural crown is a garb or sheaf of wheat or corn used to represent farming.

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  • The sheaf of arrows is from the arms of the Peel family of Drayton, to which belonged Sir Robert Peel.

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  • Thus he takes to the stage with a sheaf of dog-eared notes explaining what modules he must complete to graduate from his comedy apprenticeship.

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  • A sheaf catalog is held in the reading room.

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  • These sheaf binders contain duplicate copies of the typed slips in the Index of MSS.

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  • Leggings are basically a sheaf slipped over another shoe and possibly the lower portion of the pant leg.

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  • Hearing is symbolized by the lines at the edge of the eye, pointing towards the ear, and Taste is represented by the line beneath the eye which symbolizes the curling of a sheaf of wheat.

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  • As the latter conveyed sacrificial gifts to Delos hidden in wheat-straw, so at the Thargelia a sheaf of corn was carried round in procession, concealing a symbol of the god (for other resemblances see Crusius's article).

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  • It is clear that in the original form of the tradition the name of the foundling was Scyld or Sceldwea, and that his cognomen'Scefing (derived from sceaf, a sheaf) was misinterpreted as a patronymic. Sceaf, therefore, is no genuine personage of tradition, but merely an etymological figment.

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  • August -- Barley Moon Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.

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  • Then they take a choice sheaf of corn, generally oats, and fashion it into the form of a woman.

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  • The wheat sheaf is from the crest of the Wheatley family, Lords of the Manor of Erith until 1875.

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  • The "sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest," mentioned in Lev.

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