Sunday, October 4, 2009

Harpy

From The Winston Simplified Dictionary:

In mythology, one of three grasping and filthy winged monsters with a woman's face and boady, and the wings, tail, and claws of a vulture.


This appears on the same page as harry (2. to annoy or vex; tease; harass); hasty pudding (a pudding made by stirring Indian meal or, in England, flour, into boiling water; mush), and hatchet (a small ax with a short handle, used with one hand: to bury the hatchet, to cease hostilities).

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