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Harris British & World English

The southern part of the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides

Harris, Frank British & World English

(1856–1931), Irish writer; born James Thomas Harris. He gained a reputation as a fearless journalist and edited the periodical Saturday Review (1894-8). His autobiography My Life and Loves (1923-7) was notorious for its unreliability and sexual frankness

Harris, Joel Chandler British & World English

(1848–1908), US writer. He is best known for his Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox stories as told by the fictional Uncle Remus

Harris, Sir Arthur Travers British & World English

(1892–1984), British Marshal of the RAF; known as Bomber Harris. As Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command (1942-5) in the Second World War he organized mass bombing raids against German towns which resulted in large-scale civilian casualties

Harris tweed British & World English

Handwoven tweed made in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, especially on the island of Lewis and Harris

Harris' hawk British & World English

A large chocolate-brown buzzard with chestnut shoulder patches, popular with falconers. It occurs in arid country from the southern US to South America and frequently nests in tall cacti

Lewis and Harris British & World English

The largest and northernmost island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland; chief town, Stornoway. The island, which is separated from the mainland by the Minch, consists of a northern part, Lewis, and a smaller and more mountainous southern part, Harris

Lewis with Harris British & World English

another name for Lewis and Harris.

Harris hawk in Harris' hawk British & World English

A large chocolate-brown buzzard with chestnut shoulder patches, popular with falconers. It occurs in arid country from the southern US to South America and frequently nests in tall cacti

Bomber Harris in Harris, Sir Arthur Travers British & World English

(1892–1984), British Marshal of the RAF; known as Bomber Harris. As Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command (1942-5) in the Second World War he organized mass bombing raids against German towns which resulted in large-scale civilian casualties

Lewis with Harris in Lewis and Harris British & World English

The largest and northernmost island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland; chief town, Stornoway. The island, which is separated from the mainland by the Minch, consists of a northern part, Lewis, and a smaller and more mountainous southern part, Harris

Lewis and Harris in Lewisian British & World English

Relating to or denoting the earlier stage of the Proterozoic aeon in NW Scotland, from about 2,500 to 1,100 million years ago, when the oldest rocks in Britain were deposited

James Thomas Harris in Harris, Frank British & World English

(1856–1931), Irish writer; born James Thomas Harris. He gained a reputation as a fearless journalist and edited the periodical Saturday Review (1894-8). His autobiography My Life and Loves (1923-7) was notorious for its unreliability and sexual frankness

Christopher Harris Fry in Fry, Christopher British & World English

(1907–2005), English dramatist; full name Christopher Harris Fry. He was known chiefly for his comic verse dramas, especially The Lady’s not for Burning (1948) and Venus Observed (1950)

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris in Wyndham, John British & World English

(1903–69), English writer of science fiction; pseudonym of John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. His fiction often examines the psychological impact of catastrophe. Notable novels: The Day of the Triffids (1951), The Chrysalids (1955), and The Midwich Cuckoos (1957)


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