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harness

Definitions

  • IN HARNESS
    IN HARNESS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harness keep in check "rule one's temper"
    • v harness exploit the power of "harness natural forces and resources"
    • v harness put a harness "harness the horse"
    • v harness control and direct with or as if by reins "rein a horse"
    • n harness stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
    • n harness a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sweden will be home of the worlds first fermented harring museum.
    • Harness Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
    • Harness Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor. "At least we'll die with harness on our back."
    • Harness The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.
    • Harness The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
    • Harness To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. "Harnessed in rugged steel.""A gay dagger, Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear."
    • Harness To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively. "Harnessed to some regular profession."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n harness The defensive armor and weapons of a soldier, especially of a knight; in general, and especially in modern poetical use, a suit of armor. The trappings of the war-horse are also sometimes included in the term. Harness was the early name for body-armor of all kinds. Modern writers have tried to discriminate between harness as the armor of the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, and armor as confined to the plate suite of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; but armor is the modern English word for defensive garments of all sorts, and harness in this sense is a poetical archaism.
    • n harness Clothing; dress; garments.
    • n harness The working-gear or tackle of a horse, mule, ass, goat, dog, or other animal (except the ox) used for draft; the straps, collar, bridle, lines, traces, etc., put upon a draft-animal to enable it to work and to guide its actions. See cut in next column.
    • n harness Hence Figuratively, working-tackle of any kind; an equipment for any kind of labor; also, that which fits or makes ready for labor: as, his duties keep him constantly in the harness.
    • n harness The apparatus in a loom by which the sets of warp-threads are shifted alternately to form the shed. It consists of the heddles and their means of support and motion. Also called mounting.
    • n harness The mechanism by which a large bell is suspended and tolled.
    • n harness Temper; humor: alluding to the behavior of a horse in harness.
    • harness To dress in armor; equip with armor for war, as a man or horse.
    • harness To fit out; equip; dress.
    • harness To equip or furnish for defense.
    • harness To put harness or working-tackle on, as a horse.
    • harness To fit up or put together with metal mountings.
    • harness To fasten to a boat by the toggle-iron and tow-line, as a whale.
    • n harness Nautical, an obsolete term for the furniture of a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Harness här′nes the equipments of a horse: formerly, the armour of a man or horse: equipment for any kind of labour
    • v.t Harness to equip with armour: to put the harness on a horse
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Quotations

  • Walter Wriston
    Walter Wriston
    “The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.”
  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.”
  • Robert Cecil
    Robert Cecil
    “A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.”

Idioms

Humming and harring - If someone is humming and harring,they are unsure about a decision and can't nake their mind up.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. harneis, harnes, OF. harneis, F. harnais, harnois,; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. harnez, old iron, armor, W. haiarn, iron, Armor. houarn, Ir. iarann, Gael. iarunn,. Cf. Iron

Usage

In literature:

The harness, which is made of moose skin, is often decorated with ribbons and little musical bells.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
When in harness they were the equal of any, but the trouble was to get them into their harness.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
Go and fetch the ass, and harness him to it.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
My father wrung the hand of the black, who had hurried back to help him rearrange the harness of the horses.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
Among my father's associates there was a man of about forty years of age, Dick Harness by name.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Merely uttering the word "Come," he went out and harnessed his dog-team in a few minutes.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
Soon after, the dogs were harnessed, the sledges packed, and, with many protestations of good-will on both sides, the parties separated.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Into this elaborate and decorative harness, Scott Brenton was now breaking his young strength, his young ambition.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
I went back and told her and we went to the harness shop and waited.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
The Jam-wagon was mending a bit of harness; the Prodigal was playing solitaire.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
In the evening Maroney and Porter stepped over to Patterson's and there met Charlie May, a wealthy harness-maker and a very prominent man.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
How are you going to harness it?
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Ef you-uns had been maounting boys, you'd been har in less'n half ther time.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
The separation of the warp-threads by this depression of one harness is called a shed.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
He is one of my favorites and has been often under harness.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Den she say big Sam come 'long and fine har dar, and struck har great, heaby blows wid de big whip!
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Trudging at the handle-bars, I have found pleasure in the red pompons of the dogs' harness, in the gay beading of mitten and hind-sack.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Casey Dunne, busily engaged in strengthening a working harness with rivets, looked up as a shadow fell across the morning sunlight.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Jake Houck never did like jog-trotters in harness.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
You see to it that it's harnessed for th' drag as quick as ever you can.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
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In poetry:

One running and trotting,
With harness loose,
And a man striking and hitting
Where his stick has use;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
And so I take you as my harness
For the sake of raging days to be,
That you may know our past by heart
And like a poem remember me.
"I would go home again—to rooms..." by Boris Pasternak
"Had I my horse and harness gude,
And riding as I wont to be,
It shou'd have been tauld this hundred year,
The meeting of my king and me!
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
The sorceries that span the sphere,
The spells that harness star and sun,
I whispered in his siren ear -
Once, twice, and thrice for every one!
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
For in the night, unseen, a single warrior,
In sombre harness mailed,
Dreaded of man, and surnamed the Destroyer,
The rampart wall has scaled.
"The Warden Of The Cinque Ports. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Twas a fearful night--the tempest raved
With loud and wrathful pride,
The storm-king harnessed his lightning steeds,
And rode on the raging tide.
"Death of the Old Sea King" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

In news:

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an agent to investigate the death of a woman who fell into the Atlantic Ocean when her harness broke while parasailing .
The mayor of Pompano Beach describes the tragic accident saying, "The young lady was with her husband, they were in tandem being pulled by the parasail and her harness failed and broke and she fell approximately a 150 feet into the water.".
Harness broke while Kathleen Miskell was above Hillsboro Inlet.
Her harness broke & she plummeted as much as 200 feet.
Pernod Ricard has launched a project designed to better harness the opportunity to reach consumers via their mobile phones at point of purchase and has reaffirmed its premiumisation strategy.
They have discovered a possible solution to a mystery that has long baffled researchers working to harness fusion.
A new project harnesses crowd-sourcing and mobile phones to address unreliable piped water supply.
Harnessing its own energy for power.
Ever since he took over the reins at Meadowlands Racetrack, Jeff Gural has been quite blunt about his belief that concerns about the integrity of the harness races is keeping some hardcore bettors and even more casual fans away.
Ron Morris EFI harness and misc.
Springdale Har-Ber will be forced to downsize following its best season since beginning a varsity program in 2006.
That's the case for one local harness race driver .
If he entered from the top (usual case in railcars ) then where is his harness and lifeline.
In other words, the CO2 is there, no harm is done in harnessing it for refrigeration, and it makes immense sense to do so.
A worker made it safely to the ground Thursday after a scaffolding accident left him hanging from a condominium building by a safety harness.
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In science:

HARNESS uses the micro-kernel approach, where services are added as needed to provide the functionality that the users require.
Cluster Computing White Paper
There is considerable promise that BTEV and LHC-b can harness the large statistics of charm decays occurring in hadronic collisions for further studies that might achieve a new statistical quality.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
C under this embedding is a degree 6 curve which is precisely the intersection of an irreducible cubic hypersurface with an irreducible quadric hypersurface, both defined over F8 . (This is Example IV.5.2.2 in [Har].
The maximum number of points on a curve of genus 4 over F_8 is 25
Since the intersection is not planar, the arithmetic genus is at most 4. (Again, see Figure 18 in [Har].) Let C ′ be the normalization of C .
The maximum number of points on a curve of genus 4 over F_8 is 25
AAHSW] Andrzejak, A., Aronov, B., Har-Peled, S., Seidel, R., Welzl, E. – Results on k-sets and j-facets via continuous motions, in: Proc. 14th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, (1998) 192-199.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
If quasars with har d spectra (νFν ≈ constant) contributed significantly to the early cosmic background radia tion then the feedback might even be positive, and reionization can be caused early on by minihalos with Tvir < 104 K.
The First Nonlinear Structures and the Reionization History of the Universe
Although it is useful to harness quantum superpositional multiplicity for computational purposes (Steane, 1998; Scarani, 1998) as much as possible, it is practically unavoidable to collapse the quantum wholeness during the readout (measurement) of results.
A neural-network-like quantum information processing system
Further, in quantum equilibrium it is not possible to harness nonlocality for signalling, just as in global thermal equilibrium it is not possible to convert heat into work [5–8].
Astrophysical and Cosmological Tests of Quantum Theory
Not to be confused with the cluster of the same name; and you should see what the author still in active teaching harness did to the homewark records of Chr.
Astrophysics in 2006
The proof of Theorem 1.1 uses distances in the curve complex C (S ), introduced by Harvey [Har], as well as its hyperbolicity properties, due to Masur and Minsky [MM], in an essential way.
Stabilizing the monodromy of an open book decomposition
Units of a limited size (e.g. a single class) can play an import role as test harness for local changes, due to being easier to understand and modify.
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites
While Test-Driven Development is a development rather than a testing approach, in practice the resulting automated test suite acts as a test harness for the system. An interesting question relates to the additional tests required beyond the TDD set.
Investigating the Potential of Test-Driven Development for Spreadsheet Engineering
As an example, harnessed the United Nations gridded world population data to provide estimates of the number of people living in each cell.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Indeed, since the measurements on graph states necessary to perform computation have random outcomes it is counter-intuitive that this evolution can be harnessed to deterministically process information.
An introduction to one-way quantum computing in distributed architectures
Metaprograms have many advantages that we can harness.
Testing by C++ template metaprograms
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