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 for LOCUST
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.
                                                    13.
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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;
        reward.
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              The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
                                                    --Fuller.
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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.]
        --Tusser.
  
     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
        bug.
  
     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
        days.
  
     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 :

  Locust \Lo"cust\, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf.
     Lobster.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged,
        migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family
        Acridid[ae], allied to the grasshoppers; esp., ({Edipoda
        migratoria, syn. Pachytylus migratoria, and Acridium
        perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the
        United States the related species with similar habits are
        usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.
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     Note: These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and
           the south of Asia as to devour every green thing; and
           when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the
           United States the harvest flies are improperly called
           locusts. See Cicada.
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     Locust beetle (Zool.), a longicorn beetle ({Cyllene
        robini[ae]), which, in the larval state, bores holes in
        the wood of the locust tree. Its color is brownish black,
        barred with yellow. Called also locust borer.
  
     Locust bird (Zool.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of
        India. See Pastor.
  
     Locust hunter (Zool.), an African bird; the beefeater.
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     2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust
        Tree (definition, note, and phrases).
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     Locust bean (Bot.), a commercial name for the sweet pod of
        the carob tree.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  locust
      n 1: migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short
           antennae
      2: hardwood from any of various locust trees
      3: any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae [syn:
         locust tree, locust]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Locust
     There are ten Hebrew words used in Scripture to signify locust.
     In the New Testament locusts are mentioned as forming part of
     the food of John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4; Mark 1:6). By the
     Mosaic law they were reckoned "clean," so that he could lawfully
     eat them. The name also occurs in Rev. 9:3, 7, in allusion to
     this Oriental devastating insect.
     
       Locusts belong to the class of Orthoptera, i.e.,
     straight-winged. They are of many species. The ordinary Syrian
     locust resembles the grasshopper, but is larger and more
     destructive. "The legs and thighs of these insects are so
     powerful that they can leap to a height of two hundred times the
     length of their bodies. When so raised they spread their wings
     and fly so close together as to appear like one compact moving
     mass." Locusts are prepared as food in various ways. Sometimes
     they are pounded, and then mixed with flour and water, and baked
     into cakes; "sometimes boiled, roasted, or stewed in butter, and
     then eaten." They were eaten in a preserved state by the ancient
     Assyrians.
     
       The devastations they make in Eastern lands are often very
     appalling. The invasions of locusts are the heaviest calamites
     that can befall a country. "Their numbers exceed computation:
     the hebrews called them 'the countless,' and the Arabs knew them
     as 'the darkeners of the sun.' Unable to guide their own flight,
     though capable of crossing large spaces, they are at the mercy
     of the wind, which bears them as blind instruments of Providence
     to the doomed region given over to them for the time.
     Innumerable as the drops of water or the sands of the seashore,
     their flight obscures the sun and casts a thick shadow on the
     earth (Ex. 10:15; Judg. 6:5; 7:12; Jer. 46:23; Joel 2:10). It
     seems indeed as if a great aerial mountain, many miles in
     breadth, were advancing with a slow, unresting progress. Woe to
     the countries beneath them if the wind fall and let them alight!
     They descend unnumbered as flakes of snow and hide the ground.
     It may be 'like the garden of Eden before them, but behind them
     is a desolate wilderness. At their approach the people are in
     anguish; all faces lose their colour' (Joel 2:6). No walls can
     stop them; no ditches arrest them; fires kindled in their path
     are forthwith extinguished by the myriads of their dead, and the
     countless armies march on (Joel 2:8, 9). If a door or a window
     be open, they enter and destroy everything of wood in the house.
     Every terrace, court, and inner chamber is filled with them in a
     moment. Such an awful visitation swept over Egypt (Ex. 10:1-19),
     consuming before it every green thing, and stripping the trees,
     till the land was bared of all signs of vegetation. A strong
     north-west wind from the Mediterranean swept the locusts into
     the Red Sea.", Geikie's Hours, etc., ii., 149.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Locust, NC -- U.S. city in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    2416
     Housing Units (2000): 981
     Land area (2000):     5.135025 sq. miles (13.299654 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.135025 sq. miles (13.299654 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38860
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.267185 N, 80.426805 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     28097
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Locust, NC
      Locust
  

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