American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Harper, Stephen Joseph Born 1959. Canadian politician who has served as the prime minister of Canada since 2006.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plays on the harp.
- n. One of various Irish coins (for example, the ‘shilling’ and the ‘groat’) current in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: popularly so called from the harp which formed their reverse type. Also harp.
- n. The harp-seal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A player on the harp; a minstrel.
- n. A brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland.
- n. someone who plays the harp
“MY DEAR MRS HARPER -- I write to you instead of to your husband, Captain Harper, who is by birth my nephew, as I understand that he might be upset by an unexpected letter, being at present in a critical state of health.”
“Roger of Calverley in the time of Richard I. had a harper who was the composer of this tune; his evidence being, apparently, that persons of the name of Harper had lands in the neighbourhood of”
“Mr. Thoresby has it that Sir Roger of Calverley in the time of Richard I had a harper who was the composer of this tune; his evidence being, apparently, that persons of the name of Harper had lands in the neighbourhood of Calverley.”
“This is what CONservatives DO Jeremy K from Burnaby BC, Canada writes: once again harper shames canada for ideological reasons charlie brown from Canada writes: Another vicious kick right in the face from Harper to decency., writes: 'Born again, baptized in the holy spirit, bible thumper, speaker in tongues, foot washer, evangelical -- WHATEVER.”
“First Soudas and now MacDougall maintains that using the term Harper Government to refer to the federal government is a long-standing practice across various governments.”
“He repeated a term Harper used at the Deauville summit saying the final statement was balanced.'”
“Despite Conservative assertions to the contrary, a directive did go out to some civil servants last fall ordering them to use the term "Harper Government" in official government of Canada communications.”
“Raymond Rivet said in an email that he "cannot speculate" on what directive Junker was referring to: "There may have been instances where the term was introduced but, as I have said, there was no formal directive to use the term Harper Government.”
“There has been no directive from PCO to use the term 'Harper Government,"' wrote the departmental spokesman.”
“They have been scaled back and asked by government to focus on delivery, which is code for 'stop nagging us [ie government]'," said Martin Harper from the RSPB.”
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