Threshing as one of the 39 Melachot would include all operations where food is separated from its natural container, whether solid and liquid.

The prime example is threshing grain to remove it from its husk. But squeezing a fruit for its juice is included, as well as milking a cow.

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Most of this information is taken from the book "SABBATH Day of Eternity" by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, published by NCSY. In the book itself, there are notes that refer the reader to detailed footnotes. I am lucky to have found such a clear, concise manual with these brief overviews of laws so vast and complex there are Rabbis that specialize in them.

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