winnowing-machine, or the simpler rhythm of the flail,

Category: Things | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Silas Marner (in Context) | Author: George Eliot | Vol: PART ONE | Ch: CHAPTER I

The winnowing machine's spinning fan blades separated the grain from the chaff. The flail was a hand tool used to thresh or beat the straw so as to separate the grain.

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