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sheaf

noun [C] uk   /ʃiːf/ (plural sheaves) us  
a number of things, especially pieces of paper or plant stems, that are held or tied together: A lawyer walked in carrying a whole sheaf of papers. The corn was cut and tied in sheaves.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
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