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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
1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • harvest-home had gone, and the "fall" ploughing was forward.

  • So everything was done to make the harvest-home a day of feasting and mirth.

    Frank Oldfield T.P. Wilson
  • I will use her as the key of the cuckoldly rogues coffer; and theres my harvest-home.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • It is the harvest-home; if you wait you will see the procession.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • These verses were sometimes said in proposing the health of the farmer at a harvest-home supper.

    Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales David Goodger (
  • I told you at the harvest-home what father said, and what I had promised father.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Then, filled with the spirit of thanksgiving, they held the first harvest-home in New England.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • The first is a song of harvest-home, supposed to be sung by a company of reapers.

    Speeches of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
  • The talk is sober, but cheerful, and there is a realization of harvest-home and achievement, rather than sadness.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards
  • Happy, hopeful, harvest-home sounds the cones make as they drop and bounce on the dry floor of the autumn woods.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
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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