Gathering

Definition of Gathering

Gath´er`ing
n.1.The act of collecting or bringing together.
2.That which is gathered, collected, or brought together
a.1.Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.
Gathering board
(Bookbinding) a table or board on which signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book.
Gathering coal
a lighted coal left smothered in embers over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the morning.
- Knight.
Gathering hoop
a hoop used by coopers to draw together the ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped over them.
Gathering peat
a - A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire.
b - In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by the Highlanders.

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