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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.
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(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)
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
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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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|Noun||1.||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)|
|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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