(Har"row*er) n. One who harrows.

(Har"row*er), n. One who harries. [Obs.]

(Har"ry) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harried (-rid); p. pr. & vb. n. Harrying.] [OE. harwen, herien, her&yoghien, 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.]

1. To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land.

To harry this beautiful region.
W. Irving.

A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush.
J. Burroughs.

2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass. Shak.

Syn. — To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; harass.

(Har"ry), v. i. To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Harsh) a. [Compar. Harsher (-er); superl. Harshest.] [OE. harsk; akin to G. harsch, Dan. harsk rancid, Sw. härsk; from the same source as E. hard. See Hard, a.]

1. Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) To the touch. "Harsh sand." Boyle. (b) To the taste. "Berries harsh and crude." Milton. (c) To the ear. "Harsh din." Milton.

2. Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.

Clarence is so harsh, so blunt.

Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charmed.

3. (Painting, Drawing, etc.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.

(Harsh"ly), adv. In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely.

'T will sound harshly in her ears.

(Harsh"ness), n. The quality or state of being harsh.

O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed,
And he's composed of harshness.

'Tis not enough no harshness gives offense,
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Syn. — Acrimony; roughness; sternness; asperity; tartness. See Acrimony.

(Hars"let) n. See Haslet.

(Hart) n. [OE. hart, hert, heort, AS. heort, heorot; akin to D. hert, OHG. hiruz, hirz, G. hirsch, Icel. hjörtr, Dan. & Sw. hjort, L. cervus, and prob. to Gr. kerao`s horned, ke`ras horn. &radic230. See Horn.] (Zoöl.) A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under Buck.

Goodliest of all the forest, hart and hind.

(Hart"beest`) n. [D. hertebeest. See Hart, and Beast.] (Zoöl.) A large South African antelope formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white. [Written also hartebeest, and hartebest.]

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