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sheaves 1

Plural of sheaf.

sheaves 2

 (shēvz, shĭvz)
Plural of sheave2.
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the plural of sheaf
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n., pl. sheaves.
1. one of the bundles in which cereal plants are bound after reaping.
2. any bundle, cluster, or collection: a sheaf of papers.
[before 900; Middle English shefe (n.), Old English schēaf, c. Old Saxon skōf, Old High German scoub sheaf, wisp of straw, Old Norse skauf tail of a fox]
sheaf′like`, adj.
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References in classic literature ?
And therein they saw, placed apart, an hundred and forty stout yew bows of cunning make, with fine waxen silk strings; and an hundred and forty sheaves of arrows.
All through the wheat season, she told us, Ambrosch hired his sister out like a man, and she went from farm to farm, binding sheaves or working with the threshers.
Too, the blue ribbons had been restored to the curtains, and the lambrequin, with its immense sheaves of yellow wheat and red roses of equal size, had been returned, in a worn and sorry state, to its position at the mantel.
They had pack-mules along, and had brought everything I needed -- tools, pump, lead pipe, Greek fire, sheaves of big rockets, roman candles, colored fire sprays, electric apparatus, and a lot of sundries -- everything necessary for the stateliest kind of a miracle.
With tools made of these flints, they likewise cut their hay, and reap their oats, which there grow naturally in several fields; the YAHOOS draw home the sheaves in carriages, and the servants tread them in certain covered huts to get out the grain, which is kept in stores.
But as for the proposal made by Levin--to take a part as shareholder with his laborers in each agricultural undertaking-- at this the bailiff simply expressed a profound despondency, and offered no definite opinion, but began immediately talking of the urgent necessity of carrying the remaining sheaves of rye the next day, and of sending the men out for the second ploughing, so that Levin felt that this was not the time for discussing it.
With a perfectly breath-taking suddenness several mast sheaves of varicolored rockets were vomited skyward out of the black throats of the Castle towers, accompanied by a thundering crash of sound, and instantly every detail of the prodigious ruin stood revealed against the mountainside and glowing with an almost intolerable splendor of fire and color.
There, fixed to the bottom of a couple of the flats, were some "half mortise flat sheaves" right out of the Clancy catalogue.
The lectures cover perverse sheaves and the topology of algebraic varieties, an introduction to affine Grassmannians and the geometric Satake equivalence, Springer theories and orbital integrals, perverse sheaves and fundamental lemmas, K-theory computations in enumerative geometry, and perverse sheaves on instanton moduli spaces.
CELEBRITY priest and former pop star, the Rev Richard Coles, is appearing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, on Tuesday, May 30, to talk about his new book Bringing in the Sheaves.