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  • n. A person who harbours another


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  • Each stag hunt has a "harbourer," a specialist whose job is to watch the herds and select a specific quarry, chosen for its lack of Darwinian promise.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • For a proper hunt, or "meet," in which Rovers and BMWs do not initiate the pursuit, the harbourer spends the previous day and night making sure of the stag's location.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • If she be a woman, and love me, I shall surely catch her once tripping: for love was ever a traitor to its harbourer: and love within, and I without, she will be more than woman, as the poet says, or I less than man, if I succeed not.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • These accused him at court of being a comforter and harbourer of thieves, the result being that he was deprived not only of the commission of the peace, but of the captaincy of

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • He has accused the country of being part of the axis of evil, a harbourer of al-Qaida terrorists and a nuclear menace threatening global stability.

    The "terrorisists" really do want Bush...

  • Situated on the very confines of the state, he led an independent life; a harbourer of outlaws, an outlaw at one time himself, and then safely returnedÂ…

    Chapter XIX

  • And art thou now a harbourer of all kinds of vices? nay, dost thou play the capital Vice thyself?

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • About 680 B.C. the King of Ts'u is recorded to have passed a law against harbouring criminals, under which the harbourer was liable to the same penalty as the thief; and at the same time reference is made by his advisers to an ancient law or command of the imperial dynasty, made before it came to power in 1122 B.C.

    Ancient China Simplified

  • Protestant, if anything, in belief, and hoped to win over Elizabeth, the harbourer of all enemies of James.

    A Short History of Scotland

  • As I knew the fellow to be an arrant harbourer of smugglers and rebels,

    Kilgorman A Story of Ireland in 1798


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