from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The time of gathering the harvest; the bringing home of the harvest; hence, any opportunity for making advantage or gain.
  • noun A festival held by the English peasantry in August in honor of the homing of the harvest.
  • noun The song sung at this festival.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The gathering and bringing home of the harvest; the time of harvest.
  • noun The song sung by reapers at the feast made at the close of the harvest; the feast itself.
  • noun A service of thanksgiving, at harvest time, in the Church of England and in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.
  • noun The opportunity of gathering treasure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the gathering of a ripened crop


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  • The harvesters in from the gloam,

    Kids bright from the scrub and the comb.

    The windows alight

    Bejewel the night

    As darkness enfolds harvest-home.

    Happy Thanksgiving, all.

    November 24, 2016