Both table and provisions vanished quite.Milton.
With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.
2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
The harpies about all pocket the pool.Goldsmith.
(Zol.) (a) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus ruginosus). (b) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasatus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil.
(Zol.) (a) An East Indian fruit bat of the genus Harpyia (esp. Harpyia cephalotes), having prominent, tubular nostrils. (b) A small, insectivorous Indian bat (Harpiocephalus harpia). --
(Zol.), the house fly.
Har"que*buse} (hr"kw*bs), n. [See Arquebus.] A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. The barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called arquebus with matchlock.
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