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 Har’rier (3 syl.).Harris. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Harrington.
 
A farthing. So called from Lord Harrington, to whom James I. granted a patent for making them of brass. Drunken Barnaby says—   1
       
“Thence to Harrington be it spoken,
For name-sake I gave a token
To a beggar that did crave it.”
       
Drunken Barnaby’s Journal!
       
“I will not bate a Harrington of the sum.”
       
Ben Jonson: The Devil is an Ass, ii. 1.
 


 Har’rier (3 syl.).Harris. 

 
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