This year the peasants were doing all the mowing for a third of the hay crop, and the village elder had come now to announce that the hay had been cut, and that, fearing rain, they had invited the counting-house clerk over, had divided the crop in his presence, and had raked together eleven stacks
as the owner's share.
Close under the eaves of the stack, and as yet barely visible, was the red tyrant that the women had come to serve--a timber-framed construction, with straps and wheels appertaining--the threshing-machine which, whilst it was going, kept up a despotic demand upon the endurance of their muscles and nerves.
The work sped on till breakfast time, when the thresher was stopped for half an hour; and on starting again after the meal the whole supplementary strength of the farm was thrown into the labour of constructing the straw-rick, which began to grow beside the stack of corn.
It occurred to the good-natured Marian that, as Tess was so tired, her discovery of her visitor's presence might have the bad effect of taking away her appetite; and Marian was thinking of inducing Tess to descend by a ladder on the further side of the stack when the gentleman came forward and looked up.
When we got up-stairs everybody gethered around the table, and the king he counted it and stacked
it up, three hundred dollars in a pile -- twenty elegant little piles.
There is nothing about Tabor (except we concede that it was the scene of the Transfiguration,) but some gray old ruins, stacked
up there in all ages of the world from the days of stout Gideon and parties that flourished thirty centuries ago to the fresh yesterday of Crusading times.
But one day, after the corn had all been cut and stacked
, and Tip was carrying the pumpkins to the stable, he took a notion to make a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the old woman a fright with it.
Abundant grain lies stored in the byres, and great stacks
of wheat are glowing comfortably in the morning sunlight.
On all sides there were waste spaces with only stoves and chimney stacks
still standing, and here and there the blackened walls of some brick houses.
It was he who stacked
the universal card-deck of existence.
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The unique feature of this machine is that various sizes of plates can be stacked
in the same machine with some changeover tooling.