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Later the harrier was developed as a separate breed for hunting hares.

There may be many who will fare forth to find the harrier on the wing.

This Harrier is also found in the Republic, but is not so common as the former species.

He was a born dictator and czar and hero and harrier of the human race.

Sir Henry's courteous indifference, however, was like a harrier.

But no petulance could impair the beaming optimism on Mr. Harrier's features.

The various species of harrier make their appearance in September.

This hound, with the harrier, were for many centuries the only hunting dogs.

The beagle is smaller than the harrier, compactly built, smooth-haired, and with pendulous ears.

But Jack Metcalf had more natural taste for the cry of a hound or a harrier than for the squeak of his fiddle.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle English hayrer "small hunting dog" (c.1400), possibly from Middle French errier "wanderer" [Barnhart], or associated with hare, which they would have hunted. The hawk genus (1550s) is from harry (v.), which also is a candidate for the source of the dog name.

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