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sheaf / shēf/ • n. (pl. sheaves / shēvz/ ) a bundle of grain stalks laid lengthwise and tied together after reaping. ∎ a bundle of objects of one kind, esp. papers: he waved a sheaf of papers in the air. • v. [tr.] bundle into sheaves.
sheaf •aperitif, beef, belief, brief, chief, enfeoff, fief, grief, interleaf, leaf, Leif, lief, Mazar-e-Sharif, misbelief, motif, naif, O'Keeffe, reef, seif, Sharif, sheaf, shereef, sportif, Tenerife, thief •tea leaf • fig leaf • bas-relief • flyleaf •drop-leaf • broadleaf • cloverleaf •massif • leitmotif
sheaf OE. sċēaf = OS. skōf (Du. schoof), OHG. scoub sheaf, bundle or wisp of straw (G. schaub), ON. skauf fox's brush :- Gmc. *skaubaz (-am), f. *skaub- *skeub- *skub- (see SHOVE).
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