harper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harper someone who plays the harp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Harper A brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland.
    • Harper A player on the harp; a minstrel. "The murmuring pines and the hemlocks . . . Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Harper One who plays on the harp.
    • n Harper One of various Irish coins (for example, the ‘shilling’ and the ‘groat’) current in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: popularly so called from the harp which formed their reverse type. Also harp.
    • n Harper The harp-seal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Harper a player on the harp
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hearpere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hearpe; Ger. harfe.

Usage

In literature:

The extent and character of the circulation of HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE will render it a first-class medium for advertising.
"Harper's Young People, December 30, 1879" by Various
The extent and character of the circulation of HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE will render it a first-class medium for advertising.
"Harper's Young People, January 6, 1880" by Various
The extent and character of the circulation of HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE will render it a first-class medium for advertising.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
"A Likely Story" by William Dean Howells
The extent and character of the circulation of HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE will render it a first-class medium for advertising.
"Harper's Young People, January 20, 1880" by Various
HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Many years later some of the books I have mentioned were republished by the Harpers.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
But this morning old Caleb Harper had prosaically settled the question for her.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
After supper, "Now for a story," cried Joe, getting possession of the chair next to Mr. Smith, while Harper flew for another.
"Harper's Young People, June 29, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Hee played agayne both loud and shrille,
And Adler he did syng,
"O ladye, this is thy owne true love;
Noe harper, but a kyng.
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
Why fell there silence on the chord
Beneath the harper's hand?
And suddenly, from that rich board,
Why rose the wassail-band?
"The Kaiser's Feast" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Gil-galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
The last whose realm was fair and free
Between the mountains and the sea.
"Gil-galad" by J R R Tolkien
Gil-galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.
"The Fall Of Gil-galad " by J R R Tolkien
Thus in sweet, holy, humble strife,
Along their endless, joyful life,
Of Jesus all the harpers rove,
And sing the wonders of his love.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
"Now stay thy harpe, thou proud harper,
Now stay thy harpe, I say;
For an thou playest as thou beginnest,
Thou'lt till my bride awaye."
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British

In news:

When people think of the John Brown Raid in October 1859, they think of Harpers Ferry and the attack and capture of the federal arsenal.
Book Leads to Reunion of Two Hundred Year Old Harpers Ferry Twins.
Lincoln's trip to Harpers Ferry proved the end for McClellan.
CHARLES TOWN — President Abraham Lincoln made only one visit to Harpers Ferry .
Confederate victory at Harpers Ferry set the stage for Antietam.
John Brown & Harpers Ferry , Grades K-5.
John Brown & Harpers Ferry , Grades 6-8.
John Brown & Harpers Ferry , Grades 9-12.
The ghoulish and the ghostly in Harpers Ferry , W Va. By Ellen Perlman, The Washington Post.
They say that if you walk, late at night, up Hog Alley, a short, steep street in Harpers Ferry , W.Va. You might see a tall black man, dressed like a gentleman from the 1800s, pacing up and down.
On the Fourth of July, a couple buddies and myself rented a car and took it to Harpers Ferry , W.V.
George Wunderlich, director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, talks to Col. Judith D Robinson on Wednesday morning in Harpers Ferry while leading a group of Fort Detrick workers on a leadership training outing.
150 years ago in Harpers Ferry , John Brown led a raid on the town to capture weapons in an attempt to lead a slave uprising.
You're about to fall head over heels for the Nationals' newest star,outfielder Bryce Harper.
Dec 12, 1994 Roseanne Harper Supermarket News.
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In science:

Many thanks are due to John Harper for pointing out that I had the raw materials for a proof of the full Sullivan conjecture, and for bringing the paper to my attention.
A simple homotopy-theoretical proof of the Sullivan conjecture
The impact on the astrometry of Betelgeuse in the Hipparcos Hp band, for example, is estimated to be of the order of 3.4 mas (Harper et al. 2008).
Standard candles from the Gaia perspective
Yates, Approximating spectral invariants of Harper operators on graphs.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states for randomly weighted Hamiltonians on long-range percolation graphs
Yates, Approximating spectral invariants of Harper operators on graphs, J.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states for randomly weighted Hamiltonians on long-range percolation graphs
Mitchell, C., Harper, M., & Jamieson, L. (1995).
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
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