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 Har’apha.Harcourt’s Round Table. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Har’binger.
 
One who looks out for lodgings, etc.; a courier; hence, a forerunner, a messenger. (Anglo-Saxon, here, an army; bergan, to lodge.)   1
       
“I’ll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful
The hearing of my wife with your approach.”
       
Shakespeare: Macbeth, i. 4.
 


 Har’apha.Harcourt’s Round Table. 

 
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