They sowed seed by hand, harvested using a curved sickle, threshed grain with a hand flail , and winnowed it by throwing it into the air and letting the wind carry away the chaff.
I observed here and there many in the habit of servants, with a blown bladder fastened like a flail to the end of a short stick, which they carried in their hands.
This man was far better with his weapon, a flail that was whipping dangerously close to Romon's face.
He began to flail his arms wildly and they hit me a couple times before I sat up and sat on his stomach and quickly pinned his arms down so that he wouldn't hurt himself or me anymore.
Each rider carried one of many weapons - a wicked scimitar, a powerful lance, or a flail .
Taking a flail , the priestess scourged the body of the horse.
The laborers tell him that Ching was teaching a newly hired farmer the right way of holding the flail , but it was too much on the old man.
The stones have had to survive vehicles mounting the verges and the modern peril of the flail cutters used to mow the grass roadsides.
A local peasant farmer is threshing corn nearby and, hearing the commotion, comes to the rescue, using his flail as a weapon.
On small farms this was done with a flail or wooden mallet and block.