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class centre
Belarus

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Hi, there!
I can not find the explanation for the word WHITE in the following sentence
"The fields were white for harvest." I can only try to guess the meaning.
No dictionary gives me translation for such situation.
Can anybody help?
Thank you...

27 Jan 2009      



trelly
Argentina

Doesnīt it mean that the fields were covered with snow?
Have a nice day! :)

27 Jan 2009     



Mariethe House
France

must be : the fields are RIPE for harvest

27 Jan 2009     



Tere-arg
Argentina

It refers to ripe crop

White crop (wheat, barley) is called the one that loses the green to become yellowish or white during the process or ripening as different from the green crop.


27 Jan 2009     



trelly
Argentina

Hi again! I found out that a while harvest is a late harvest, when the ground is white of a morning with hoarfrost. The harvest of 1891 was a white harvest. There is more here.
I was thinking more metaphorically before :-P
Hope itīs useful!

PS: The website where I found the definition is really nice! Check it out by yourselves! http://www.infoplease.com/

27 Jan 2009