harvester

Definitions

  • 142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
    142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harvester farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
    • n harvester someone who helps to gather the harvest
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
Buckwheat Harvest Buckwheat Harvest
IN THE HARVEST FIELDS NEAR SOFIA IN THE HARVEST FIELDS NEAR SOFIA
International Harvester spindle cotton picker, 1942 International Harvester spindle cotton picker, 1942
Delaying the harvest Delaying the harvest
Harvest time Harvest time
Steam harvester Steam harvester
Half of harvest scene Half of harvest scene

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are perennial crops that are grown and harvested year-round. The banana plant does not grow from a seed but rather from a rhizome or bulb. Each fleshy bulb will sprout new shoots year after year.
    • Harvester (Zoöl) A harvesting ant.
    • Harvester One who harvests; a machine for cutting and gathering grain; a reaper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
    • n harvester One who harvests.
    • n harvester A machine for gathering field-crops, such as grain, beans, flax, potatoes, etc.; specifically, a reaping-machine. Any machine for gathering field-crops is called a harvester, except the grass-cutting machines, which are called mowers or mowing-machines; any grain-harvesting machine also, except the heading-machine, is called a reaper. See mower and reaper.
    • n harvester A harvest-spider or harvestman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only state of the United States in which coffee is commercially grown. Hawaii features an annual Kona Festival, coffee picking contest. Each year the winner becomes a state celebrity. In Hawaii coffee is harvested between November and April.
    • Harvester a reaper in harvests
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Quotations

  • Og Mandino
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    “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
  • Ellen Gould White
    Ellen Gould White
    “Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “It is like the seed put in the soil -- the more one sows, the greater the harvest.”
  • Scott Reed
    Scott Reed
    “You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest.”
  • Ralph Ransom
    Ralph Ransom
    “Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hærfest; Ger. herbst, Dut. herfst.

Usage

In literature:

One is nearly done since the harvest.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
And besides, the wheat-harvest was coming on, and where there were so few to help, every day made a difference.
"Shenac's Work at Home" by Margaret Murray Robertson
When summer came, he returned to work in the harvest fields and broke the wheat-cutting records of the county.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
You do not pull the grown but unripe corn up by the roots and cast it over the hedge: the harvest is marred in a more secret and silent way.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Much depends upon the manner of handling as well as upon harvesting.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
In the beginning he had not wanted to help with the harvesting.
"The Tale of Daddy Longlegs" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Rather," said He, "wait until the harvest, then separate the tares from the wheat.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
For agricultural purposes, this variety is superior to the Long Red, as it is larger, more productive, and more easily harvested.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
While the food question here is pressing, the harvest will be good, if present indications continue.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
This ceremony is believed to secure the success of the harvest.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
We saw a good deal of corn land, and people reaping their harvest.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
When the harvest is gathered in.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
They are made on the occasion of harvest; and that they should be so made is probably no accident or fortuitous coincidence.
"The Idea of God in Early Religions" by F. B. Jevons
Later in life, when old enough to work in the harvest field, we had a neighbor who was very "close," and we never had any fancy for him.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
May the gallows have a rich and early harvest!
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Will it be a black harvest, or are you going to have a joyful harvest?
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
No harvest-apple equals this, except the EARLY HARVEST.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Goodly crops of corn, oats and potatoes, grown and harvested.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
During these four months the harvest and vintage took place.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
Seymour's Self-Raker for Harvesters.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In poetry:

Where are the temperance people?
All scattered here and there,
Sowing the seeds of righteous deeds,
That the harvest may be fair.
"Where Are The Temperance People? In Reply To A Query" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
What harvest, think you, will he find
Whither he sets his feet to roam?
Upon that boundless beryl plain
Only the lilies of the foam!
"Dawn, The Harvester" by Clinton Scollard
Now, in the regions of the blest,
She reaps the harvest she has sown,
That true and everlasting rest
Which God ordaineth for His own.
"In Memoriam" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Then sow the seed with prayers and tears;
Never doubt, but faithful be;
Though thou reapest not for years,
A rich harvest thou wilt see.
"For The S.S. Concert" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
And he who roams the village round,
Or strays amid the harvest sere,
Will hear, as now, too many a sound
Quiet would never wish to hear.
"Written In The Isle Of Thanet" by Robert Bloomfield
Labor not in the murky dell,
But till your harvest hill at morn;
Stoop to no words that, rank and fell,
Grow faster than the rustling corn.
"Zest" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

Credit Abby Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media.
Rain slows harvest in the Corn Belt .
ST LOUIS — A weekly drought report shows that conditions have worsened in some key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is more than halfway completed.
Across the Corn Belt , hot, dry weather is promoting summer crop maturation and early-season harvest activities, but is maintaining stress on drought-affected pastures.
An early finish to this fall's corn harvest doesn't necessarily mean more time off for local farmers.
After the corn harvest complete, the next step is to do something with the corn stalk residue is.
Farmer Jason Podany using a combine to harvest corn near Farmingdale, Ill.
Sgt Al Dexter, KCSO, also participated in the harvest.
The other morning, there was several huge flocks of geese coming into feed on the recently harvested corn field.
And then return in November for the harvest.
As I was driving around earlier, I saw some cranberries being harvested and that made me very excited for Cranberry Sauce .
Oysters harvested from the Raritan Bay are shown in this Associated Press file photo.
With the harvest nearly over, bits of cotton residue scatter over the roads.
The Root Diggers at Harvest Sessions, Saturday, September 15 Featured.
The Root Diggers at Harvest Sessions, Saturday, September 15.
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In science:

FMO complex essentially acts as a molecular wire, transferring excitation energy from the chlorosomes, which are the main light-harvesting antennae of green sulfur bacteria, to the membrane-embedded reaction center.
Complex quantum network model of energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes
Though we only have studied the transport process through the FMO protein, the methods and conclusions can be extended to other photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes.
Complex quantum network model of energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes
Furthermore, understanding the mechanism of efficient energy transfer in natural light-harvesting systems can help develop low-cost and highly efficient manmade solar energy apparatuses, including photovoltaic devices and artificial photosynthesis.
Complex quantum network model of energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes
Abstract —We consider a secondary user with energy harvesting capability.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
An emerging technology for energy-constrained terminals is energy harvesting which allows the terminal to gather energy from its environment.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
An overview of the different energy harvesting technologies is provided in and the references therein.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
Data transmission by an energy harvesting transmitter with a rechargeable battery has got a lot of attention recently – .
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
In , the authors investigate the effects of network layer cooperation in a wireless threenode network with energy harvesting nodes and bursty traffic .
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
In this work, we develop spectrum sensing and transmission methods for an energy harvesting secondary user.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
We investigate the case of a secondary user equipped with an energy harvesting mechanism and a rechargeable battery.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
The secondary user has an additional energy queue, Qe , to store harvested energy from the environment.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
CONCLU S ION In this paper, we discussed an energy harvesting cognitive radio.
Optimal Random Access and Random Spectrum Sensing for an Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio
If compounds such as these could be synthesized, whether in bulk or epitaxially, they would likely be of interest in light harvesting and energy conversion applications.
Design of Low Band Gap Double Perovskites from First Principles
Yet we do not know where this trend is heading, and how it can be harvested to improve human conditions and assure sustainability of the emerging social structure.
FuturICT
Unfortunately, the photometric follow-up of this wonderful harvest could not be fully conducted, illustrating that actually measuring light curves of distant supernovae was becoming the heaviest part of the observing programme.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
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