harvesting

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harvesting

[′här·və·stiŋ]
(agriculture)
The gathering of mature field crops.

harvesting

Reducing the amount of runoff water before it can cause flooding. See also: Water management systems
References in classic literature ?
It was an enormous establishment, covering a hundred and sixty acres of ground, employing five thousand people, and turning out over three hundred thousand machines every year--a good part of all the harvesting and mowing machines used in the country.
Since then she has lost the little intellect that love developed in her; she can do nothing but watch the cows, or help at harvesting.
The good husband finds method as efficient in the packing of fire-wood in a shed or in the harvesting of fruits in the cellar, as in Peninsular campaigns or the files of the Department of State.
She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.