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harlequin

/har·le·quin/ (hahr´lah-kwin)
1. having a pattern of diamond shapes, particularly in bright colors.

harlequin

1. a coat color pattern that consists of irregular patches, usually gray, blue or black, on a white background. Common in Great Danes.
2. a breed of fancy rabbit with harlequin coat pattern in several colors.
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The priest had only watched for a few more minutes the absurd but not inelegant dance of the amateur harlequin over his splendidly unconscious foe.
But this great French actor who played the policeman--this clever corpse the harlequin waltzed with and dandled and threw about--he was--" His voice again failed him, and he turned his back to run.
When the front door opened he walked straight on to the stage of a Christmas pantomime, where he could be kicked, clubbed, stunned and drugged by the dancing harlequin, amid roars of laughter from all the most respectable people in Putney.
At the second turn, a bunch of fresh violets, thrown from a carriage filled with harlequins, indicated to Albert that, like himself and his friend, the peasants had changed their costume, also; and whether it was the result of chance, or whether a similar feeling had possessed them both, while he had changed his costume they had assumed his.
The invaders - harlequin ladybirds, which are bigger than native species - also bite humans, and squeeze out yellow fluid called reflex blood which has a foul smell and stains fabric.
Harlequin UK and Harlequin North America have launched a coordinated strategy to buy and boost fiction for their respective trade imprints all over the world English market.
Investors in the financially-troubled Harlequin group, developers of vacation resorts in St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) and other Caribbean islands, appear to be no further forward in their attempts to recoup their money after a British High Court judge said his was the wrong court to hear a winding up petition, reports Caribbean News Now (Oct.
Harlequin, a publisher of books for women, revealed on Thursday that it has entered into a one-year agreement with digital library and book subscription service Scribd, under which Scribd will be the exclusive subscription partner for 15,000 titles from Harlequin's backlist.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 4, 2014-News Corp announces acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar for CAD455m
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Property company Harlequin sold investors a dream of funding paradise island properties which would bring in high financial returns.
The Harlequin clowns dressed in bright costumes with tights and big, pleated collars.