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Harlequin

(här`ləkwĭn, –kĭn): see commedia dell'artecommedia dell'arte
, popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent. Characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte
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harlequin

comic character in commedia dell’arte; dressed in multicolored tights in a diamond-shaped pattern. [Ital. Drama: NCE, 1194]
See: Clowns

harlequin

1. Theatre a stock comic character originating in the commedia dell'arte; the foppish lover of Columbine in the English harlequinade. He is usually represented in diamond-patterned multicoloured tights, wearing a black mask
2. (of certain animals) having a white coat with irregular patches of black or other dark colour
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a]), and allelic size range were calculated for each locus through the use of Arlequin software.
Beginning with a discussion of fundamental equations of continuous deformable bodies, the work explores the Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko theories, Carrera Unified Formulation, CUF beam FE models, Shell capabilities of refined beam theories and multi-model beam theory and the Arlequin method, Chapters include numerous illustrations and technical drawings.
Top weight Arlequin is a great credit to his trainer James Bethell and lost out narrowly to Our Joe Mac at York after holding off Modun for a valuable Goodwood prize.
Betfred Cambridgeshire, sponsors bet: 8-1 Dare To Dance, Mijhaar, 10-1 Labarinto, 12-1 Cry Fury, Tenby Lady, 14-1 Maqaraat, Maraheb, 16-1 Agent Archie, Al Kazeem, Arlequin, Boom And Bust, Dhaamer, Diescentric, Forte Dei Marmi, arkazzi, Our Joe Mac, 20-1 Albaqaa, Club Oceanic, Galiando, Invisible Man, Kirthill, Man Of Action, Naqshabaan, Nordic Sky, Pintura, Proponent, Questioning, Red Glich, Sagramor, Saptapadi, Sarrsar, Stunning View, Tazeez, Terdaad, 25-1 bar.
Betfred Cambridgeshire - sponsors bet: 8 Mijhaar, 10 Dare To Dance, Labarinto, 12 Cry Fury, Tenby Lady, 14 Maqaraat, Maraheb, 16 Agent Archie, Al Kazeem, Arlequin, Boom And Bust, Dhaamer, Diescentric, Forte Dei Marmi, Markazzi, Our Joe Mac, 20 Albaqaa, Club Oceanic, Galiando, Invisible Man, Kirthill, Man Of Action, Naqshabaan, Nordic Sky, Pintura, Proponent, Questioning, Red Glich, Sagramor, Saptapadi, Sarrsar, Stunning View, Tazeez, Terdaad, 25 bar.
The selection has yet to win beyond 10f but he is bred to appreciate the step up in trip, and the form of his second to Arlequin at Goodwood last time has already been franked on the Knavesmire this week.
And he was once again strong at the finish over a mile and a quarter when going under by a neck to Arlequin at Glorious Goodwood.
OUR JOE MAC (Richard Fahey) RICHARD FAHEY'S four-year-old reversed Goodwood form with Arlequin on 3lb better terms with victory at York.
The James Bethell-trained Arlequin became only the second longest favourite to win the opening bet365.
He finished just over two lengths behind Arlequin in third and given the winner had showed up well behind Coordinated Cut and has won in France recently, that was a promising first run.
He finished just over two lengths behind Arlequin in third and, given the winner had showed up well behind Coordinated Cut and run in France recently, it was a promising first run.