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
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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
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