From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harvest \Har"vest\ (h[aum]r"v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest,
   AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG.
   herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr.
   karpo`s fruit. Cf. Carpet.]
   1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of
      the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits,
      late summer or early autumn.
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            Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease. --Gen.
                                                  viii. 22.
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            At harvest, when corn is ripe.        --Tyndale.
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   2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a
      crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.
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            Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
                                                  --Joel iii.
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            To glean the broken ears after the man
            That the main harvest reaps.          --Shak.
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   3. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain;
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            The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
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            The harvest of a quiet eye.           --Wordsworth.
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   Harvest fish (Zool.), a marine fish of the Southern United
      States (Stromateus alepidotus); -- called whiting in
      Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.

   Harvest fly (Zool.), an hemipterous insect of the genus
      Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada.

   Harvest lord, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.]

   Harvest mite (Zool.), a minute European mite ({Leptus
      autumnalis}), of a bright crimson color, which is
      troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic
      animals; -- called also harvest louse, and {harvest

   Harvest moon, the moon near the full at the time of harvest
      in England, or about the autumnal equinox, when, by reason
      of the small angle that is made by the moon's orbit with
      the horizon, it rises nearly at the same hour for several

   Harvest mouse (Zool.), a very small European field mouse
      (Mus minutus). It builds a globular nest on the stems of
      wheat and other plants.

   Harvest queen, an image representing Ceres, formerly
      carried about on the last day of harvest. --Milton.

   Harvest spider. (Zool.) See Daddy longlegs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kingfish \King"fish`\ (k[i^]ng"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
   (a) An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus,
       especially Menticirrus saxatilis, or {Menticirrus
       nebulosos}, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also
       whiting, surf whiting, and barb.
   (b) The opah.
   (c) The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero.
   (d) The queenfish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

White \White\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whited; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Whiting.] [AS. hw[imac]tan.]
   To make white; to whiten; to whitewash; to bleach.
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         Whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful
         outward, but are within full of . . . uncleanness.
                                                  --Matt. xxiii.
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         So as no fuller on earth can white them. --Mark. ix. 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiting \Whit"ing\, n. [From White.]
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   1. (Zool.)
      (a) A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of
          the Codfish family; -- called also fittin.
      (b) A North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to
          the preceding; -- called also silver hake.
      (c) Any one of several species of North American marine
          sciaenoid food fishes belonging to genus
          Menticirrhus, especially Menticirrhus Americanus,
          found from Maryland to Brazil, and {Menticirrhus
          littoralis}, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called
          also silver whiting, and surf whiting.
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   Note: Various other fishes are locally called whiting, as the
      (a), the sailor's choice
      (b), the Pacific tomcod, and certain species of lake
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   2. Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and
      repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in
      putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
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   Whiting pollack. (Zool.) Same as Pollack.

   Whiting pout (Zool.), the bib, 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Barb \Barb\ (b[aum]rb), n. [F. barbe, fr. L. barba beard. See
   Beard, n.]
   1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place
      of it.
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            The barbel, so called by reason of his barbs, or
            wattles in his mouth.                 --Walton.
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   2. A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners. [Obs.]
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   3. pl. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane,
      which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under
      the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly
      applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. [Written
      also barbel and barble.]
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   4. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook,
      etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence:
      Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or
      crosswise to something else. "Having two barbs or points."
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   5. A bit for a horse. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   6. (Zool.) One of the side branches of a feather, which
      collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.
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   7. (Zool.) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern
      and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also
      improperly called whiting.
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   8. (Bot.) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
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