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thresh

 (thrĕsh)
v. threshed, thresh·ing, thresh·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To beat the stems and husks of (grain or cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains or seeds from the straw.
b. To separate (grains or seeds) in this manner.
2. To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
3. To beat severely; thrash.
v.intr.
1. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
2. To thrash about; toss.

[Middle English thresshen, from Old English therscan; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

threshing

(ˈθrɛʃɪŋ)
n
another word for thresh
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threshing - the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and strawthreshing - the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw; "they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"
separation - sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
Translations

threshing

[ˈθreʃɪŋ]
A. Ntrilla f
B. CPD threshing floor Nera f
threshing machine Ntrilladora f

threshing

[ˈθrɛʃɪŋ] nbattage mthreshing machine nbatteuse f

threshing

nDreschen nt
References in classic literature ?
It seemed as though some great body was threshing about in the jungle, lashing the trees, bushes and leaves about, and when the two young men, followed by Mr.
He would need more men, and if it were agreeable to everyone he would engage Ambrosch for the reaping and threshing, as the Shimerdas had no small grain of their own.
While thus he spake, th' Angelic Squadron bright Turnd fierie red, sharpning in mooned hornes Thir Phalanx, and began to hemm him round With ported Spears, as thick as when a field Of CERES ripe for harvest waving bends Her bearded Grove of ears, which way the wind Swayes them; the careful Plowman doubting stands Least on the threshing floore his hopeful sheaves Prove chaff.
Because may be when they came she'd be hackling flax or threshing on the threshing floor, and they'd be ashamed to see her, and she'd laugh, or resent the present.
There's no fear but he'll yield well i' the threshing.
The oak trees of the Grove were still to be seen--some of them-- emerging from a haze of smoke, the great trunks solid and erect as ever, but the larger branches broken and twisted and rent, with bark stripped and chipped, and the smaller branches broken and dishevelled looking from the constant stress and threshing of the storm.
There is not a modern plow in the islands or a threshing machine.
Hand over hand Tarzan drew the struggling black until he had him hanging by his neck in mid-air; then Tarzan climbed to a larger branch drawing the still threshing victim well up into the sheltering verdure of the tree.
At this speech the Cobbler stared and gaped more than ever, for there was such a threshing of thoughts going on
A sudden threshing of the branches of a tree outside one of the windows, and almost at the same instant a rattle of rain against the glass, recalled him to a sense of his surroundings.
805-809) Look about you very carefully and throw out Demeter's holy grain upon the well-rolled (43) threshing floor on the seventh of the mid-month.
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.