Thrave

Thrave

(thrv), n. [OE. rave, reve, Icel. refi; akin to Dan. trave; cf. Icel. rfa to grasp.] 1. Twenty-four (in some places, twelve) sheaves of wheat; a shock, or stook. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. The number of two dozen; also, an indefinite number; a bunch; a company; a throng. "The worst of a thrave." [Obs.] Landsdowne MS.
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He sends forth thraves of ballads to the sale.
Bp. Hall.
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