- 1A set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draft animal is fastened to a cart, plow, etc., and is controlled by its driver.More example sentences
- He was diminutive, and how he managed to lift the heavy harness on the draught horses for ploughing was more than I could understand.
- Iron components of the chariot were found in a good state of preservation, including the two wheel rims and hub - hoops, the yoke fittings, harness and horse bits.
- I went about my usual morning routine, feeding Angel Wing and the pull horses, and putting on the harnesses for the carts.
- 1.1An arrangement of straps for fastening something to a person’s body, such as a parachute, or for restraining a young child.More example sentences
- The second was that I refused to allow myself to be harnessed to a particular parent on a climbing wall.
- The assistant who was about a nineteen-year-old boy helped us into the harness as we strapped on our helmets.
- The Doctor rambled on, as he checked the leads from the computer to the harness strapped tight to Tanj's head.
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- 1Put a harness on (a horse or other draft animal).More example sentences
hitch up, put in harness, yoke, couple
- Two horses were harnessed to a small cart that rattled along near the back of the single-file.
- James returned as the morning was fading into the afternoon, a second horse harnessed to his.
- A photograph in the late Jess Chandler's History of Marlborough shows the horses harnessed to the fire engine in front of the town hall.
- 1.1 (harness something to) Attach a draft animal to (something) by a harness: the horse was harnessed to two long shaftsMore example sentences
- The following night at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone the sight of a toboggan gave Jones the idea of harnessing the dogs to haul their packs.
- The priest began the difficult task of harnessing the horse to the front of his heavily laden wagon.
- Early in the morning, Elizabeth harnessed the horses to the one person buggy.
- 2Control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy: attempts to harness solar energy • figurative projects that harness the creativity of those living in the ghettoMore example sentences
- All the same, these conditions have long proved impossible to sustain in physicists attempts to harness nuclear fusion for energy generation.
- ‘Ireland should be harnessing its natural resources and should be a net exporter of power rather than an importer,’ he said.
- The system would have produced 3.5 megawatts - the five turbines being designed to harness tidal energy and turn it into electricity.
- (Of a horse or other animal) used for driving or draft work.More example sentences
- It is also true that the Monarchy and ‘Establishment’ were more often at odds than not, like ill-matched horses in harness.
- I think he saw them like horses in harness some of which were trying to run in different directions.
- Even though mules could carry heavier loads, cost less to run and were more surefooted, they were increasingly used in harness to pull wagons, not as pack animals.
- In the routine of daily work: a man who died in harness far beyond the normal age of retirementMore example sentences
- The honour of wearing number 2 fell to John Douglas, who also got to carry the commemorative mailbag celebrating Percy's 40 years in harness.
- Tipp will probably go in as the marginal favourites now that their most prolific scorer Declan Browne is back in harness.
- It knocked her out - but she will be back in harness tomorrow at an investiture at Buckingham palace.
- Working closely with someone to achieve something: local and central government should work in harnessMore example sentences
- Sure, you're going to have occasional missteps as people get better acquainted and work in harness together.
- However, spinners Mark Bell and Dan Broadbent got together in harness to share nine victims.
- She is even ready to be a partner to Bart instead of a domineering wife: ‘Today she wanted him to know that they pulled in harness together’.
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- Bedaux had made his fortune as one of the greatest harnessers of mass labor since the Pharoahs.
- As harnessers of power, both have evoked great awe and admiration as human conquerors of nature.
- The masks serve as both visual aids in the portrayal of Bali's courtly legends and as harnessers of invisible forces.
Middle English: from Old French harneis 'military equipment', from Old Norse, from herr 'army' + nest 'provisions'.