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flail

[flāl]
(agriculture)
A manual device for threshing consisting of a long wooden handle with a free-swinging stick attached to the end.

Flail

 

a primitive agricultural implement for threshing grain, consisting of a wooden handle up to 2 m long and a short (up to 0.8 m) beater connected by a rawhide strap.

flail

A device for breaking or crushing material by means of one or more hammers which are hinged or pivoted about a rotating axle.
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Mounted or tow-behind (PTO or hydraulically powered) flail mowers are available for everything from two-wheel tractors to some of the largest farm tractors out there.
Original Chain Flails are made from stainless steel and are an all-round general cleansing and grinding chain.
Williams had previously used the rice flails for marshal arts training, was no longer able to do so because of illness, and he had put them in a car with a view to disposing of them.
Choosing the right flail configuration is frequently an overwhelming task.
The Recorder told Braham it was worrying he was in possession of the rice flails.
The 52-year-old of Victoria Terrace in Buckley was carrying a knife and a set of rice flails.
A gang of violent thugs uses red flails to repeatedly thrash a white screen, leaving red marks that symbolize the torture of the new wife and her lover.
Louis-Dreyfus flails with the best of them, but there's a desperation to the proceedings that her performance seems to exacerbate.
We also use flails for the safety of cut and mulching capacity.
It's not long into the first episode before Joan, who wears her heart and many of her other internal organs on her sleeve, reacts to a problem by flailing about wildly - and when Cusack flails, it's enough to frighten viewers with weaker constitutions.
In his cathartic solo he flails and tumbles, kicking bright golden arcs of rice into the air.