Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of gathering blackberries.
  • v. Present participle of blackberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gathering of blackberries.

Etymologies

blackberry +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A southern italian priest on secondment in northern italy did not know that in the local rural slang 'blackberrying' meant adulterous dalliances, so he innocently mentioned it at a public function to everyone's dismay.

    Today...

  • There is no part of farming that a boy enjoys more than the making of maple sugar; it is better than "blackberrying," and nearly as good as fishing.

    New National Fourth Reader

  • Africa "blackberrying," so the men called their duty, Tom Fillot, one of their jokers, giving as the reason that the job was "black and berry nasty."

    The Black Bar

  • I think there is no part of farming the boy enjoys more than the making of maple sugar; it is better than "blackberrying," and nearly as good as fishing.

    Being a Boy

  • They are fantastic for camping, for blackberrying, for throwing on after a swim, for yomps through the forest and for all those many English summer days that don't turn out to be quite as warm as you hoped.

    Plain sweatshirts made fancy

  • Your other alternative is to take two months' worth of blackberrying yikes! and invest them in a dedicated e-book reader.

    Rain, Elbows, Blackberries, and Books

  • We went blackberrying yesterday near the river - eighteen feet high bramble thickets with thriving colonies of nettles and thistles lurking under the bramble vines waiting for fresh blood...

    Blackberries and summer: an hour of illness forgotten

  • A Summer wooded landscape with two girls blackberrying 1897

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • They don't have to treat it like a horse race or a talent show --- they could stop blackberrying each other all day to swap tired conventional wisdom and checking in with Drudge every half hour to get the latest dirt and just do reporting.

    Hullabaloo

  • We used to hunt them in a wood near Watford in England in between blackberrying there in autumn And I'm annoyed about the fish - there used to be a good fishmonger in Hastings with some of the freshest fish you can buy that side of the bay.

    At My Table

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  • Tommy Dockum was more interested than any one else, and mentioned the subject so frequently one day when he went blackberrying with us, that we grew enthusiastic, and told each other what fun it would be to go, for everybody would be there, and it would be the greatest loss to us if we were absent. I thought I had lost my childish fondness for circuses, but it came back redoubled . . .
    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1877, Deephaven

    January 28, 2010