Gathering hoop
Gathering Gath"er*ing, a. Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating. [1913 Webster]

{Gathering board} (Bookbinding), a table or board on which signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book. --Knight.

{Gathering coal}, a lighted coal left smothered in embers over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the morning.

{Gathering hoop}, a hoop used by coopers to draw together the ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped over them.

{Gathering peat}. (a) A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire. (b) In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by the Highlanders. [1913 Webster]


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