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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of harness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marked with streaks of color, as if wearing a harness: as, the harnessed antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus.
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- adj. brought under control and put to use
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Now, their use of the term "harnessed" in "Falling Skies" is quite different from mine.
In the 1930s, Josef Stalin harnessed nature with prison labor, constructing a canal to link Moscow to the Volga 80 miles north.
In any case, I’d say my favorite two cover songs are “I Shot the Sheriff” by Eric Clapton (I think it’s a much tighter version than Bob Marley’s) and “Something so Right” by Annie Lennox (but then, Annie Lennox’s voice, when properly harnessed, is one of the true great voices in pop history).
There are several allied species, sometimes known as harnessed antelopes, which are of a larger size.
And how happy was the choice of that word harnessed!
With the power of the metal sword harnessed and an 87 percent win rate over his opponents including a Northeast Regional Victory over Link from Zelda, McQuillan gained acceptance to Dartmouth College.
To Doyle should go the last word, on how a hashtag harnessed a groundswell of protest:
But African voices are not easily "harnessed" or unavoidably bent to our academic or personal purposes, and to make them such would be to deny our respondents agency and considerable power. 96 Commission and other institutional oral testimony may be marked by coercion, by the structures and practices of power, and by the habits of inclusion and exclusion in language, but testimonies given freely and understood respectfully can be powerfully constitutive of historical understanding.
It is to be "harnessed" at a cost of about 5,200,000 dollars, and horse-power of upwards of 260,000 will be collared.
The Israelites marched out of Egypt in military order (Ex. 13: 18, "harnessed;" marg., "five in a rank").