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husking bee

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noun
  1. a gathering of farm families or friends to husk corn, usually as part of a celebration or party.

Origin of husking bee

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples

  • The postscript to this letter, too, is flavored with the rude gallantry of the husking-bee.

    Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)

    Wiliam Cabell Bruce

  • The corn was gathered into the barn across the road, and a husking-bee gave occasion for mild merrymaking.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock

  • The husking-bee and the quilting-bee afforded sources of much enjoyment.