Latter harvest
Latter Lat"ter, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late. See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter rain. [1913 Webster]

2. Of two things, the one mentioned second. [1913 Webster]

The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

3. Recent; modern. [1913 Webster]

Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania? --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. Last; latest; final. [R.] ``My latter gasp.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Latter harvest}, the last part of the harvest.

{Latter spring}, the last part of the spring of the year. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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