Thrashing machine

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a machine for separating grain from the straw.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He sent for the carpenter, who, according to his orders, ought to have been at work at the thrashing machine. But it appeared that the carpenter was repairing the harrows, which ought to have been repaired before Lent.
"Why isn't the carpenter at the thrashing machine?"
Their personal story: Tom Priestley, Lizzy's husband, had lost his arm in a thrashing machine, during the summer harvest.