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Har·ris

 (hăr′ĭs), Benjamin fl. 1673-1713.
English-born publisher who printed the first newspaper in America (1690) and also compiled the New England Primer (c.1688), the colonies' first textbook.

Harris

, Joel Chandler 1848-1908.
American writer and journalist who wrote Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (1880) and its sequels.

Harris

, Roy Ellsworth 1898-1979.
American composer known especially for his folk-inspired symphonies.

Harris

, Zellig Sabbetai 1909-1992.
Ukrainian-born American linguist who revolutionized linguistic study by developing mathematical linguistics and by pioneering an effort to understand speech and writing in social context.

Harris

(ˈhærɪs)
n
(Placename) the S part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 3000 (2001). Area: 500 sq km (190 sq miles)

Harris

(ˈhærɪs)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Arthur Travers, known as Bomber Harris. 1892–1984, British air marshal. He was commander-in-chief of Bomber Command of the RAF (1942–45)
2. (Biography) Frank. 1856–1931, British writer and journalist; his books include his autobiography My Life and Loves (1923–27) and Contemporary Portraits (1915–30)
3. (Biography) Joel Chandler. 1848–1908, US writer; creator of Uncle Remus
4. (Biography) Roy. 1898–1979, US composer, esp of orchestral and choral music incorporating American folk tunes

Har•ris

(ˈhær ɪs)

n.
1. Frank, 1856–1931, U.S. writer, born in Ireland.
2. Joel Chandler, 1848–1908, U.S. writer.
3. Phil, 1904–95, U.S. comedian and bandleader.
4. Roy, 1898–1979, U.S. composer.
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Noun1.Harris - United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
2.Harris - United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
3.Harris - United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
4.Harris - Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)Harris - Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
5.Harris - British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
6.Harris - publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
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She had been married to a bright and talented young mulatto man, who was a slave on a neighboring estate, and bore the name of George Harris.
Our company then consisted of Henry Harris, John Harris, Henry Bailey, Charles Roberts, and myself.
Harris, who attended her every day, still talked boldly of a speedy recovery, and Miss Dashwood was equally sanguine; but the expectation of the others was by no means so cheerful.
They are both in the employment of Harris & Sons, Moving and Shipment Company, Orange Master's Yard, Soho.
Was dressed, when last seen, in black frock-coat faced with silk, black waistcoat, gold Albert chain, and grey Harris tweed trousers, with brown gaiters over elastic-sided boots.
Harris there warn't no sich person," said her mother.
If I were a man - if I were you - I should tell Captain Harris what I thought of him
Harris took him up to the sitting-room, which was on the first floor; it had an old piano in it with a keyboard that looked like a row of decayed teeth; and on the table in a cigar-box without a lid was a set of dominoes; old numbers of The Strand Magazine and of The Graphic were lying about.
THERE were four of us - George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.
No more did he know that he had gone from half-way-through grammar school directly into the industrial reform school; nor that, after serving two years, he had been paroled out by Harris Collins, who made a living, and an excellent one, by training animals for the stage.
Miss Lucilla Harris inquired, briskly and ingratiatingly, tapping the counter with both hands.
Harris," said Flambeau, "we might as well walk round at the back by the end of the conservatory.

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