Thrave (?), n. [OE. rave, reve, Icel. refi; akin to Dan. trave; cf. Icel. rifa to grasp.]


Twenty-four (in some places, twelve) sheaves of wheat; a shock, or stook.

[Prov. Eng.]


The number of two dozen; also, an indefinite number; a bunch; a company; a throng.

"The worst of a thrave." [Obs.]

Landsdowne MS.

He sends forth thraves of ballads to the sale. Bp. Hall.


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