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sheafsheaf /ʃiːf/ noun (plural sheaves /ʃiːvz/) [countable]  1 GROUP OF THINGSseveral pieces of paper held or tied togethersheaf of He laid a sheaf of documents on the desk.2 TACa bunch of wheat, corn etc tied together after it has been cut
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sheafHe had a sheaf of papers under his arm.He would hand her a sheaf of uncounted bank notes, which she received without a word of thanks.I saw her put a sheaf of notes into her briefcase.Wendy stood up nervously, taking a sheaf of papers from her bag.The house looked much the same, except that a sheaf of cream and red tulips had suddenly bloomed by the front door.Stephanie appeared with a sheaf of papers.McGarron had installed himself on the bed, and was looking through his sheaf of papers.Instead of driving a modern combine harvester, he's using a binder to cut the corn into sheaves.Quickly the rows were gathered into sheaves and tied.The mowers went out into the little fields of wheat and oats, and the sheaves stood yellow in the stubble.sheaf ofShe stood up and took a sheaf of papers out of her bag.
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