Part of speech: noun

The stalks of cut grain, bound together.

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Usage examples "sheaf":

  1. Ethelwerd knew the story, though he has nothing to say of the sheaf. - "Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn", R. W. Chambers.
  2. Then beg thy master to let thee have this little sheaf by way of wages. - "Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales", Anonymous.
  3. You shall put them in, and I know they will suggest what you hope to these poor people, he said approvingly, as he placed the box before her, and stood by watching her adjust the little sheaf of pale flowers tied up with a blade of grass. - "Work: A Story of Experience", Louisa May Alcott.