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to sheaf (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw.
- Any collection of things bound together; a bundle.
- a sheaf of paper
- A bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a quiver, or the allowance of each archer.
- The sheaf of arrows shook and rattled in the case. -- Dryden.
- (unit) A quantity of arrows, usually twenty-four.
- (Mechanical) A sheave.
- (mathematics) An abstract construct in topology that associates data to the open sets of a topological space, together with well-defined restrictions from larger to smaller open sets, subject to the condition that compatible data on overlapping open sets corresponds, via the restrictions, to a unique datum on the union of the open sets. W
bundle of grain or straw
Any collection of things bound together; a bundle
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat.
- (intransitive) To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.
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