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harvest home

noun
1.
the bringing home of the harvest.
2.
the time of harvesting or of gathering in the harvest.
3.
an English festival celebrated at the close of the harvest.
4.
a song sung as the harvest is brought home.
Origin of harvest home
1565-1575
1565-75
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  • The Indians alone appreciate this portion of Nature's bounty and celebrate the harvest home with dancing and feasting.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • For our children's children the joys of reaping, the feast, and the songs of harvest home.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Whatever is good for a harvest home celebration may be used to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • You had better, it seems to me, have painted a harvest home.

    Letters to the Clergy John Ruskin
  • How many a female eye will roam Along the road, To see the load, The last dear load of harvest home.

  • For this reason strangers were not welcome at the Maori harvest home.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • Agricultural machinery has abolished the festival of the harvest home.

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne.

    Rhymes Old and New M.E.S. Wright
  • For miles and miles and miles summer ripens no crops, leads out no maidens laughing in the moonlight, and brings no harvest home.

    Tales of War Lord Dunsany
  • But at the end of the month came Thanksgiving—the farmer's harvest home.

    Frank's Campaign Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for harvest home

harvest home

noun
1.
the bringing in of the harvest
2.
(mainly Brit) a harvest supper
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