Gathering peat

A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire.
In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by the Highlanders.

See also: Gathering, Gathering

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Our sons Scott,11, and Ross,9, enjoyed gathering peats from the village stack to fuel the fire, although that novelty would quickly wear off.