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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ingathering request for a sum of money "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ingathering The act or business of gathering or collecting anything; especially, the gathering of the fruits of the earth; harvest. "Thou shalt keep . . . the feast of ingathering ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ingathering The act of gathering or collecting together; specifically, the gathering in or storing of a harvest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ingathering in′gäth-ėr-ing the collecting and securing of the fruits of the earth: harvest
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In literature:

From that day and hour it was clear that there was not to be so successful an ingathering after all.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
The ingathering of the Jews to the Church: in what manner, and when.
"Emilie the Peacemaker" by Mrs. Thomas Geldart
Here I remained some weeks; and the church was very much revived, and there was a large ingathering.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
The peasant obtained also the seed, but this he was obliged to return to the state after the ingathering of the harvest.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
The harvest rites may, however, have been associated with threshing rather than ingathering.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
When such concern for the perishing is manifested by the Church, there is sure to be a gracious ingathering.
"The Art of Soul-Winning" by J.W. Mahood
We are wonderfully glad to see you and you see are all ready for another ingathering to-morrow.
"American Missionary, Vol. 45, No. 2, February, 1891" by Various
Gudrun made great preparation with much ingatherings.
"Laxdæla Saga" by Anonymous
That guardsman was the first fruits of a vast ingathering.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
I doubt it'll be a poor ingathering.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
The arrangement of my little jewel-heap was more difficult, if less laborious, than the ingathering.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
It was a feast of ingathering.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 07, July, 1885" by Various
It is in disease, or in death, by blight, or frost, or poison only, that leaves in general assume this ingathered form.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The Gentiles gladly heard him and there was a great ingathering into the church.
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
We have seen accomplished the ingathering of the orbs.
"Eureka:" by Edgar A. Poe
The real ingathering must always be in the future.
"The Making of a Country Parish" by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
It darkened all the summer days, and dulled all the usual mirth-making of the ingathering feasts.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It is the Lord making ready for the easy ingathering of His people.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
We pray Thee also to hasten the ingathering of thy people, every man to his heritage and every man to his land.
"The City of the Mormons" by Henry Caswall
I mind weel my father and our minister ay used to pray for the ingathering of the Jews.
"Frederica and her Guardians" by Margaret Robertson

In news:

Quilt auctions highlight ingathering to be held Nov 3.
At five sites, beautiful "heirloom quality" quilts will be auctioned by Iowa United Methodists during the five Thanksgiving Ingatherings on Saturday, November 3.
According to the late Harold Isaacs, author of I dols of the Tribe, today we are witnessing a "convulsive ingathering" of nations.