Origin of harvester
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Examples from the Web for harvester
However, something prompted me to draw the midnight harvester out.
The owner of the land furnished the horse for the harvester.The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know
Thomas Forsyth Hunt
The sickle of Cronus is thus brought into connection with the sickle of the harvester.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
Collector for a harvester company in Nebraska, going from farm to farm by buggy.The Job
Since the great failure, he has been in the harvester business only intermittently.The Romance of the Reaper
Herbert Newton Casson
- a person who harvests
- a harvesting machine, esp a combine harvester
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Word Origin and History for harvester
"a reaper," 1590s; agent noun from harvest (v.). Meaning "machine for reaping and binding" is from 1847.
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