harry

Definitions

  • Harry protects Susie from the oxen
    Harry protects Susie from the oxen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harry make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    • v harry annoy continually or chronically "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked","This man harasses his female co-workers"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bell Harry Tower: Canterbury Cathedral Bell Harry Tower: Canterbury Cathedral
Showing the type of literature peddled by patrioteer Harry A. Jung Showing the type of literature peddled by patrioteer Harry A. Jung
The Great Harry The Great Harry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street
    • Harry To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass.
    • v. i Harry To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste.
    • Harry To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land. "To harry this beautiful region.""A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Movie detective Dirty Harry's badge number is 2211.
    • harry To make a hostile incursion upon; ravage by war or invasion; make forced exactions upon; harass by rapacity or violent demands; despoil; strip; rob.
    • harry To trouble; vex; harass; agitate; tease; harrow.
    • harry To draw or drag violently.
    • harry To make harassing incursions.
    • n harry A playing-card having a slight blemish on one surface.
    • n harry A common personal name, also used in various extraneous applications. See ' Arry, and Old Harry, under old.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The S in Harry S Truman stands for nothing.
    • v.t Harry har′i to plunder: to ravage: to destroy: to harass
    • pr.p Harry harr′ying; pa.p. harr′ied
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Frank Harris has been received in all the great houses -- once!”
  • Tony Benn
    Tony Benn
    “I did not enter the labor Party forty-seven years ago to have our manifesto written by Dr. Mori, Dr. Gallup and Mr. Harris.”

Idioms

Any Tom, Dick or Harry - If something could be done by any Tom, Dick or Harry, it could be done by absolutely anyone.
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Every Tom, Dick and Harry - If every Tom, Dick and Harry knows about something, then it is common knowledge.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. harwen, herien, herȝien, AS. hergian, to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. here, army; akin to G. heer, Icel. herr, Goth. harjis, and Lith. karas, war. Cf. Harbor Herald Heriot

Usage

In literature:

HOW ROGER AND HARRY TOOK PART IN THEIR FIRST SEA-FIGHT.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
My English boy-readers would scarce believe me, were I to say that it was Harry who was wanting in this useful accomplishment.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
But I say, Mas'r Harry, it's all nonsense about sea-serpents, ar'n't it?
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
Papa, Mamma," shouted Harry, rushing in through the French window; "look, here's a fish!
"Hollowdell Grange" by George Manville Fenn
Yes, for if ever friend was like a brother poor old Harry was.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Mr. Robert Harris, of No.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Harry caught it and managed to make it fast to a ring bolt.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Angel and The Seraph and I were ranged on one side of the table, and Tony and Harry on the other.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Harry had seen the native, and pulled up as his brother spoke.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
Harry wouldn't take his top, and they made up their quarrel.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
This was Harry Boland.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Harry received a blow on the jaw that nearly put him out for the count.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Harry Leroy had become very friendly with the two air service boys, although they had not known him until long after reaching France.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
This Harris Colesworth spoke just as though he expected they would be only too glad to meet him on Saturday with a rig.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Whilst she Louisa Harris, plain, uninteresting, commonplace Louisa Harris was of this world, her marriage with Luke must be.
"The Heart of a Woman" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
It had been chosen by Frank and Harry together, who thought nothing could be more perfect.
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
These things irritated Cheyenne Harry.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
With difficulty I recognize Harry Fisher.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Harry and Tobias had brought in a supply in the morning, and Harry's hands and clothes gave evidence how hard he had laboured.
"Waihoura, the Maori Girl" by W.H.G. Kingston
Why not get up a quintette, and let Matt Bray there take the drum, and charming Sir Harry Payne the cymbals?
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Young Harry leapt over the stile and kissed her,
Over the stile the stars a-winking;
He thought it was Mary--'t was Mary's sister--
And love hath a way of thinking.
"At The Stile" by Madison Julius Cawein
Hampden to hell, and his obsequies' knell.
Serve Hazelrig, Fiennes, and young Harry as well!
England, good cheer! Rupert is near!
Kentish and loyalists, keep we not here
"A Cavalier Song" by Robert Browning
Chorus
But we camped at Lazy Harry's, on the road to Gundagai.
The road to Gundagai! Not five miles from Gundagai!
Yes, we camped at Lazy Harry's, on the road to Gundagai.
"On the road to Gundagai" by Anonymous Oceania
'Now in the grave for ever laid,
A constant solitary shade,
The Harry hangs o'er thee!
For you I fled my native sky:
Loaded with life, for you I die;
My love, remember me!
"Monimia. An Ode" by John Logan
"Man facing man, the sanguine strife began,
Jack, Jim and Joe against Tom, Dick and Harry,
Each several pair its own account to square,
Till both were down or one stood solitary.
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'A wealthy lord from Indian skies,
Illustrious in my parent's eyes,
Implored a mutual mind;
Sad to my chamber I withdrew,
But Harry's footsteps never flew
The wonted scene to find.
"Monimia. An Ode" by John Logan

In news:

Bloomsbury , the publisher of the "Harry Potter" series by J.K.
Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys play the last set of the festival on the Banjo Stage.
Harry Benson's photos – taken at the height of Fischer's powers – break down more of his barriers than anything written about him to date.
Bobby Fischer , by Harry Benson, powerHouse Books, 144 pp.
Harry Potter's swan song and the geeks of "The Big Bang Theory" powered Warner Bros to its strongest quarter ever, Time Warner chief exec Jeffrey Bewkes touted as the conglom reported socko third-quarter earnings Wednesday.
The Washington Post's Hamil Harris catches up with Catherine Ommanney of The Real House Wives of DC Ommanney watched the season finale at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
El Bohio , the Pour House restaurant that celebrated owner Vanessa Harris' Cuban heritage, has been transformed into The Lot.
Passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Harry S Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Shards of chicken skin finish off Harris' inventive roast chicken.
Harris' VA task order helps veterans monitor their health care.
Photo by Harry Harris, AP1956.
Mr Daniel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Library Institute in Independence, Missouri, a frequent speaker and fundraiser, and the author of the 1995 book, Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S Truman .
Night-court judge and Mel Torme aficionado Harry T Stone (Harry Anderson) is still slamming his gavel between wisecracks in this sixth year of the wacky workplace sitcom with an array of quirky defendants and lawyers coming and going.
Josh Harris II and David and Tammy Crews announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Faith Harris of Tallahassee, Fla. To Ryan Duane Teter of Valdosta, son of Duane and Terry Teter of Lawrenceville.
Karl Walter, Getty ImagesIron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is working in a solo album between his regular band duties, and Harris assures the quality of the disc will be up to par as these songs were not leftover Iron Maiden tracks.
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In science:

The problem of a polymer in a random medium was initiated by Chakrabarti and Kertesz [4, 5] with the application of the Harris criterion.
Directed polymers and Randomness
In the last part of this section, one may find the general validity and extension of the Harris criterion as applied to this polymer problem.
Directed polymers and Randomness
According to the Harris criterion, disorder is irrelevant at a critical point if the pure specific heat exponentα < 0.
Directed polymers and Randomness
Since the randomness in model B is highly correlated, the Harris criterion is less expected to be valid here as opposed to model A. but it turns out to be so.
Directed polymers and Randomness
On the other hand, the above inequalities allow special classes like (+I) and (-R) where the Harris criterion fails.
Directed polymers and Randomness
Several features including a generalization of the Harris criterion for this criticality via relevant disorder and aspects of unzipping have been discussed.
Directed polymers and Randomness
The model currently used for the description of random anisotropy systems was introduced in the early 70-ies by Harris, Plischke, and Zuckermann [ 24].
Critical slowing down in random anisotropy magnets
Harris, Probability-distributions related to random mappings, Ann.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
In the non–locally compact case this may be proved, in turn, if a strong form of Harris reccurence on some compact set holds (see ).
Feller Processes on non-locally compact spaces
Ergodicity condition for Markov chains that are not connected with irreducibility in the sense of Harris.
Feller Processes on non-locally compact spaces
On the contrary if νP < 2/d, disorder is relevant and drives the system towards a random fixed point characterized by new critical exponents. A simple argument to understand Harris criterion is the following.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
There exists a general bound for the finite-size correlation length exponent νF S ≥ 2/d in disordered systems , which essentially means that a random critical point should itself be stable with respect to the addition of disorder, as in the Harris criterion argument given above.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
In , the distribution of pseudo-critical temperatures disordered Poland-Scheraga models with different loop exponents c, corresponding to either a pure second order transition with respectively marginal/relevant disorder according to the Harris criterion, or to a pure first-order transition.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
Harris, Principle of algebraic geometry, Wiley and Sons, New York, 1978.
General pure multipartite entangled states and the Segre variety
Harris, The theory of branching processes, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1963.
Weak survival for branching random walks on graphs
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