Gathering peat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gathering peat A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire.
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Usage

In literature:

No, there were none there at the moment; most of them being out after the sheep and cattle, and some gathering peat, or away in the boats.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
Lucky it is that no one outside the Hortobagy knows about this "poor man's peat" which is gathered on the meadow-land.
"The Yellow Rose" by Mór Jókai
Not even a gathering peat to keep the warmth o' home aboot the place.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
It was such a glorious day that there were quite a number of people on the moors, mostly women, who were gathering bracken and cutting peat.
"A Son of Perdition" by Fergus Hume
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