Harrier hawk(Zoöl.), one of several species of American hawks of the genus Micrastur.

(Har"row) n. [OE. harowe, harwe, AS. hearge; cf. D. hark rake, G. harke, Icel. herfi harrow, Dan. harve, Sw. harf. &radic16.]

1. An implement of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of timber or metal crossing each other, and set with iron or wooden teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, to stir the soil and make it fine, or to cover seed when sown.

2. (Mil.) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.

Bush harrow, a kind of light harrow made of bushes, for harrowing grass lands and covering seeds, or to finish the work of a toothed harrow.Drill harrow. See under 6th Drill.Under the harrow, subjected to actual torture with a toothed instrument, or to great affliction or oppression.

(Har"row), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harrowed (-rod); p. pr. & vb. n. Harrowing.] [OE. harowen, harwen; cf. Dan. harve. See Harrow, n.]

1. To draw a harrow over, as for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed; as, to harrow land.

Will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Job xxxix. 10.

2. To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.

My aged muscles harrowed up with whips.

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul.

(Har"row), interj. [OF. harau, haro; fr. OHG. hara, hera, herot, or fr. OS. herod hither, akin to E. here.] Help! Halloo! An exclamation of distress; a call for succor; — the ancient Norman hue and cry. "Harrow and well away!" Spenser.

Harrow! alas! here lies my fellow slain.

(Har"row), v. t. [See Harry.] To pillage; to harry; to oppress. [Obs.] Spenser.

Meaning thereby to harrow his people.

(Har"re) n. [OE., fr. AS. heorr, híor.] A hinge. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Har"ri*dan) n. [F. haridelle a worn-out horse, jade.] A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.

Such a weak, watery, wicked old harridan, substituted for the pretty creature I had been used to see.
De Quincey.

(Har"ri*er) n. [From Hare, n.] (Zoöl.) One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares. [Written also harier.]

(Har"ri*er), n. [From Harry.]

1. One who harries.

2. (Zoöl.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or birds, — as the European marsh harrier and the hen harrier (C. cyaneus).

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