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To dare larks
to date
To deal by
To deal in
To deal in futures
To deal with
to death
To declare off
To declare one's self
To deny one's self
To depart with
To depress the pole
To develop a curved surface on a plane
to die for
To die game
To die in the last ditch
To die in the pain
To die out
To dig down
To dig from
To dig in
To dig out
To din into
To dine with Duke Humphrey
To ding anything in one's ears
To dip snuff
To dip the colors
To dip the flag
To dish out
To dish up

To die in harness definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Harness Har"ness, n. [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. Gf. Iron.] 1. Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor. At least we 'll die witch harness on our back. --Shak. 2. The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling. 3. 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. To die in harness, to die with armor on; hence, colloquially, to die while actively engaged in work or duty.


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