Secreted elsewhere is a sheaf of white writing paper.
The corn spirit was to live in the cornfield and die as the last sheaf was cut to be re-born in the Corn Dolly.
At the very outset, before the grain was harvested, one sheaf of barley would be cut and waved before the Lord.
The Government's commitment to changing the law became clear in October, when Home Office officials left a sheaf of confidential papers in a Westminster pub.
She pulled a sheaf of papers from her knapsack and shuffled through them.
he waved a sheaf of papers in the air
I became convinced that not only was this noisome sheaf the genuine article, but the original document that he had left behind when vanished back into whatever mists had spawned him.
He waved at a chair and handed me a sheaf of typed paper and I started reading, rocking the stroller with my foot.
Upon making a decision the Emperor would have his servants place a sheaf of paper either over or under the rock.
A widespread custom, also designed to please the prophet and maximise crops, was to leave uncut on the field the last sheaf of grain, tying it into a special twist, known as ‘Il'ia's beard’.