husking bee


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husk·ing bee

(hŭs′kĭng)
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husk′ing bee`


n.
a gathering of farm families or friends to husk corn, usu. as part of a celebration.
Also called husk′ing.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.husking bee - a social gathering for the purpose of husking cornhusking bee - a social gathering for the purpose of husking corn
bee - a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
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We had a corn husking bee. I divided the corn into two even piles and had the kids make teams.
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and other communal aspects of farm life, such as husking bees, barn raising, butchering and hay baling." Butchering was a big thing in southwestern Iowa during the same period as the threshing rings and was called a butchering ring.