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harvest home

the bringing home of the harvest.
the time of harvesting or of gathering in the harvest.
an English festival celebrated at the close of the harvest.
a song sung as the harvest is brought home.
Origin of harvest home
First recorded in 1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For our children's children the joys of reaping, the feast, and the songs of harvest home.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Agricultural machinery has abolished the festival of the harvest home.

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • You had better, it seems to me, have painted a harvest home.

    Letters to the Clergy John Ruskin
  • For this reason strangers were not welcome at the Maori harvest home.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne.

    Rhymes Old and New M.E.S. Wright
  • They are dances of thanks to the gods for the harvest home of corn; or for victory.

  • Then the Wallencampers sang tremblingly of the "harvest home."

    Cape Cod Folks Sarah P. McLean Greene
  • But at the end of the month came Thanksgiving—the farmer's harvest home.

    Frank's Campaign Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Thus equipped, we would form good subjects for a picture called "The harvest home."

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross
  • After work, came the recreations, dancing and playing in the greenwood, and the "harvest home."

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for harvest home

harvest home

the bringing in of the harvest
(mainly Brit) a harvest supper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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