Middle English Dictionary Entry

thrē̆ve n.
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1.
(a) A measure of wheat, straw, etc., usu. containing 12 or 24 sheaves [see Zupko Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles s.v. thrave]; (b) a large number, a multitude; a crowd of people.