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 for Whiting
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 :

  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.
                                                    27.
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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
           kingfish
        (a), the sailor's choice
        (b), the Pacific tomcod, and certain species of lake
            whitefishes.
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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."
        --Ascham.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whiting
      n 1: flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
      2: flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of
         Atlantic coasts of North America
      3: a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish
      4: any of several food fishes of North American coastal waters
      5: found off Atlantic coast of North America [syn: silver
         hake, Merluccius bilinearis, whiting]
      6: a food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the
         cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus [syn: whiting,
         Merlangus merlangus, Gadus merlangus]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Whiting, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    1760
     Housing Units (2000): 702
     Land area (2000):     1.860984 sq. miles (4.819927 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.273863 sq. miles (0.709303 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.134847 sq. miles (5.529230 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            86975
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.488991 N, 89.562026 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Whiting, WI
      Whiting
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Whiting, IN -- U.S. city in Indiana
     Population (2000):    5137
     Housing Units (2000): 2313
     Land area (2000):     1.762779 sq. miles (4.565576 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.518733 sq. miles (3.933499 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.281512 sq. miles (8.499075 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            84122
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             41.676027 N, 87.490460 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     46394
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Whiting, IN
      Whiting
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Whiting, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    707
     Housing Units (2000): 316
     Land area (2000):     1.002729 sq. miles (2.597057 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.002729 sq. miles (2.597057 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            85215
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.125645 N, 96.151962 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     51063
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Whiting, IA
      Whiting
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Whiting, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    206
     Housing Units (2000): 109
     Land area (2000):     1.006891 sq. miles (2.607835 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.006891 sq. miles (2.607835 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            78100
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.590001 N, 95.613116 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66552
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Whiting, KS
      Whiting
  

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