In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When we were lads it meant that, weather permitting, we would almost certainly have started harvest and would be cutting oats with the self-binder and setting up the sheaves in stooks or, as we would call them, ‘attocks’.
- Schythes were swung, sheaves were tied and built into stooks in an overflowing gesture of co-operation and goodwill.
- Up to twenty five stooks per day at one shilling and six pence per stook was the pay earned by the top pullers but as twelve was my maximum, my wages were much below the money available.
- One of the main features of the day was the steam threshing which involved forking the stooks into the steam-powered conveyor belt.
- Workers would then have to ‘set up’ the sheaves in stooks, or as we would call them, ‘attocks’, usually leaned together, butts on the ground, in two rows of four with occasionally two placed on top as a hood.
- I'd rather believe my whisky came from barley sheaves standing in stooks in glens of tranquillity than admit the importance of the giant combine harvesters rolling across the Ukrainian plains.
- The golden fleece, the miner's pick, or the stook of wheat represented particular sectors of the economy, and grouped together they equated the nation with its economic resources.
- So detailed are some of the entries that over a six day period in late August, 1880, he notes the amount of stooks of oats he cut each day, coming to a grand total of 195 at the end of his labours on September Ist.
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