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harness race a horse race in which the horses, either trotters or pacers, pull a sulky and driver.
harp a large musical instrument that consists of an upright triangular frame fitted with forty-six strings of graduated lengths, played by plucking with the fingers. [4 definitions]
harpist a person who plays a harp.
harp on (informal) to talk or write about something repeatedly and tiresomely.
harpoon a weapon with a long shaft, a barbed head, and a rope at the tail end, which is used like a spear in hunting whales and large fish. [2 definitions]
harp seal a migratory seal of arctic regions, whose young have white, woolly fur.
harpsichord a musical instrument with one or two keyboards that is similar to the piano except that its strings are plucked when the keys are pressed, producing tones that are short and unsustainable.
Harpy in Greek mythology, any of the wind goddesses or monsters that are half woman and half bird. [4 definitions]
harpy eagle a large, strong eagle of the American tropics, with black and white plumage, short wings, and a double crest.
harquebus a long, portable gun ignited by a matchlock or wheel lock, dating from the fifteenth century.
harridan a bad-tempered woman, esp. an old one; scold.
harrier1 one that harasses or harries. [2 definitions]
harrier2 any of several small hounds bred for hunting cross-country, usu. in packs. [2 definitions]
Harriet Tubman American abolitionist who escaped slavery yet returned to the South to rescue others, making use of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Tubman acted as a scout and spy for the Union Army. After the war, she became an activist for the rights of women. (b. 1822?--d. 1913).
Harrisburg the capital of Pennsylvania.
Harris Tweed trademark for a hand-woven woolen tweed made in the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland.
harrow a farm implement that has spikes or vertical disks mounted on a heavy frame and is used to break up and level plowed ground. [4 definitions]
harrowing deeply distressing or painful.
harrumph to clear one's throat with a low guttural or rasping sound, often to express disapproval. [2 definitions]
harry to attack or annoy repeatedly or constantly; harass. [3 definitions]
Harry Potter the main character in a fantasy fiction series written by British author J. K. Rowling. The character is a young wizard, and the series relates his trials and magical adventures.