Dictionary: HAR'RI-CO – HAR'VEST-ED

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A dish of vegetables, as beans.

HAR'RI-DAN, n. [Fr. haridelle, a jade, or worn-out horse See Hare, the verb.]

A decayed strumpet. – Swift.

HAR'RI-ED, pp.

Stripped; harassed.

HAR'ROW, n. [Sw. harf, Dan. harve, a harrow. D. hark, G. harke, a rake, is probably the same word, allied to Sw. harja, Dan. herger, Sax. hergian, to ravage or lay waste.]

An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.

HAR'ROW, v.t. [Sw. harfva; Dan. harver.]

  1. To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.
  2. To break or tear with a harrow. Will he harrow the valleys after thee? – Job xxxix.
  3. To tear; to lacerate; to torment. I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word. Would harrow up thy soul. – Shak.
  4. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]
  5. To disturb; to agitate. [Obs.] – Shak.


Broken or smoothed by a harrow.


  1. One who harrows.
  2. A hawk.


Breaking or leveling with a harrow.

HAR'RY, v.i.

To make harassing incursions. [Obs.] – Beaum.

HAR'RY, v.t. [Sax. hergian, to strip; hyrwian, to upbraid; or W. herwa, to rove for plunder, to scout; her, a push.]

  1. To strip; to pillage. [See Harrow.]
  2. To harass; to agitate; to tease. – Shak.

HARSH, a. [G. harsch; Scot. harsk. In Dan. harsk, Sw. härsk, is rank, rancid.]

  1. Rough to the touch; rugged; grating; as, harsh sand; harsh cloth; opposed to smooth. – Boyle.
  2. Sour; rough to the taste; as, harsh fruit.
  3. Rough to the ear; grating; discordant; jarring; as, a harsh sound; harsh notes; a harsh voice. – Dryden.
  4. Austere; crabbed; morose; peevish. Civilization softens the harsh temper or nature of man.
  5. Rough; rude; abusive; as, harsh words; a harsh reflection.
  6. Rigorous; severe. Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charm'd. – Dryden.

HARSH'LY, adv.

  1. Roughly; in a harsh manner.
  2. Sourly; austerely.
  3. Severely; morosely; crabbedly; as, to speak or answer harshly.
  4. Roughly; rudely; with violence; as, to treat a person harshly. – Addison.
  5. Roughly; with a grating sound; unpleasantly. It would sound harshly in her ears. – Shak.


  1. Roughness to the touch; opposed to softness and smoothness.
  2. Sourness; austereness; as, the harshness of fruit.
  3. Roughness to the ear; as, the harshness of sound or of a voice, or of verse. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offense, / The sound must seem an echo to the sense. – Pope.
  4. Roughness of temper; moroseness; crabbedness; peevishness. – Shak.
  5. Roughness in manner or words; severity; as, the harshness of reproof.

HARS'LE'T, or HAS'LET, n. [Ice. hasla. Qu.]

The heart, liver, lights, &c. of a hog.

HART, n. [Sax. heort; Dan. and Sw. hiort; G. hirsch; D. hert.]

A stag or male deer, an animal of the cervine genus.


The quanga, or cervine antelope of Africa. Encyc.


A plant.


  1. The horn of the hart or male deer. The scrapings or raspings of this horn are medicinal, and used in decoctions, ptisans, &c. Hartshorn jelly is nutritive and strengthening. Hartshorn calcined by a strong and long continued heat, is changed into a white earth, which is employed in medicine as an absorbent. The salt of hartshon is a powerful sudorific, and hartshorn yields also a pungent volatile spirit. Encyc.
  2. The jelly of hartshorn is simply gelatine; the earth remaining after calcination, is phosphate of lime; the salt and spirit of hartshorn are muriate of ammonia, with a little animal oil. Parr. Hartshorn plantain, a species of Plantago.

HARTS'TONGUE, n. [See Tongue.]

A plant, a species of Asplonium.


The name of certain plants of the genera Seseli, Tordylium, and Buplenrum.

HAR'US-PICE, n. [L. haruspex, from specio, to view.]

In Roman history, a person who pretended to fortell future events by inspecting the entrails of beasts sacrificed, or watching the circumstances attending their slaughter, or their manner of burning and the ascent of the smoke. Encyc. Adam.


Divination by the inspection of victims.

HAR'VEST, n. [Sax. hærfest, harfest, harvest, autumn; G. herbst; D. herfst. This word signifies autumn, and primarily had no reference to the collection of the fruits of the earth; but in German, herbstzeit is harvest-time. It seems to be formed from the G. herbe, harsh, keen, tart, acerb, L. acerbus, and primarily it refers to the cold, chilly weather in autumn in the north of Europe. This being the time when crops are collected in northern climates, the word came to signify harvest.]

  1. The season of reaping and gathering in corn or other crops. It especially refers to the time of collecting corn or grain, which is the chief food of men, as wheat and rye. In Egypt and Syria, the wheat harvest is in April and May; in the south of Europe and of the United States, in June; in the northern states of America, in July; and in the north of Europe, in August and September. In the United States, the harvest of maiz is mostly in October.
  2. The ripe corn or grain collected and secured in barns or stacks. The harvest this year is abundant.
  3. The product of labor; fruit or fruits. Let us the harvest of our labor eat. Dryden.
  4. Fruit or fruits; effects; consequences. He that sows iniquity will reap a harvest of woe.
  5. In Scripture, harvest signifies figuratively the proper season for business. He that sleepeth in harvest, is a son that causeth shame. Prov. x. Also, a people whose sins have ripened them for judgment. Joel iii. Also, the end of the world. Matth. xiii. Also, a seasonable time for instructing men in the Gospel. Matth. ix.

HAR'VEST, v.t.

To reap or gather ripe corn and other fruits for the use of man and beast.


Reaped and collected, as ripe corn and fruits.