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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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It struck the wall over Harris's head and fell down on him; I had not imagined I could throw so far.
I believed I could dress in the dark without waking Harris. I had banished my shoes after the mouse, but my slippers would do for a summer night.
Harris gave out no sound, but I felt that if I experimented any further with the pictures I should be sure to wake him.
- SUFFERINGS OF GEORGE AND HARRIS. - A VICTIM TO ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN FATAL MALADIES.
THERE were four of us - George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.
Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing; and then George said that HE had fits of giddiness too, and hardly knew what HE was doing.
So well had Harris Collins built on his father's foundation that the place was considered a model of sanitation and kindness.
While this bankruptcy of the Circling Brothers had been the greatest financial achievement of Harris Collin's life, nevertheless he enjoyed no mean permanent income from his plant, and, in addition, split fees with the owners of his board animals when he sent them to the winter Hippodrome shows, and, more often than not, failed to split any fee at all when he rented the animals to moving-picture companies.
Harris's report, and confirming Charlotte's fears and caution, urged the necessity of her immediate removal with her infant; and Mr.
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.
His name was Harris. Philip discovered that on some days there were large soup-plates down the table full of mixed pickles.
Harris, the man he had sat next to at dinner, offered to take him over to Harrington Street to show him where he was to sleep.

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