, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harnessed (-nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Harnessing.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.
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Harnessed in rugged steel.
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A gay dagger,
Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear.
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2. Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense. Dr. H. More.
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3. To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
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Harnessed to some regular profession.
J. C. Shairp.
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Harnessed antelope. (Zol.) See Guib. -- Harnessed moth (Zol.), an American bombycid moth (Arctia phalerata of Harris), having, on the fore wings, stripes and bands of buff on a black ground.
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