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- n. A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture.
- n. A shrewish woman.
- n. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
- n. The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
- n. A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia).
May 31st, 2008 1: 39 pm ET thank god this harpy is almost history ....
Kettle Belly spoke rapidly in a tongue that meant nothing to Whandall, but he thought he heard the word harpy.
A harpy is a nightmare image out of Greek Mythology.
This screwball harpy is out to change America, and trust me – most of the people posting on this site will not be welcomed in her America.
Marge, at this point, exhausted and slightly disoriented, said, "Who are you calling a harpy?"
She used gossip and lies and she behaved like the stereotypical "harpy" -- she didn't just embarrass herself, she embarrassed all feminists and the movement itself.
I mean Leah is described as a harpy in Eclipse, Disney people are too happy and princess like to play that.
A harpy is a vicious monster hybrid of bird and lady.
In a climactic scene in the third book, Lyra comes to grief when she spins a fantastic tale to a mythological creature called a harpy who is guarding the underworld.
She left out the classical Anglo-Saxon put-down of "harpy", though.
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