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harbinger

Obsolete a person sent in advance of a royal party or army to obtain lodgings for them
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For she had received no letter from Walter in two weeks, and the next item on the bill of fare was dandelions--dandelions with some kind of egg--but bother the egg!--dandelions, with whose golden blooms Walter had crowned her his queen of love and future bride--dandelions, the harbingers of spring, her sorrow's crown of sorrow--reminder of her happiest days.
It was now the middle of May, and the morning was remarkably serene, when Mr Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr Allworthy himself presented--a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner he might render himself most acceptable to his Creator, by doing most good to his creatures.
Those from the north to the southwest are the harbingers of fair weather and a clear sky.
He had that sense, or inward prophecy, --which a young man had better never have been born than not to have, and a mature man had better die at once than utterly to relinquish,--that we are not doomed to creep on forever in the old bad way, but that, this very now, there are the harbingers abroad of a golden era, to be accomplished in his own lifetime.
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Here Harbinger Primary School, Cahir Street, London, E14 3QP, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
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One often hears the word harbinger come springtime applied to robins, crocuses, etc.
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3 November 2014 - US oil and natural gas company EXCO Resources Inc (NYSE:XCO) has finalised the sale of its 25.5% stake in Compass Production Partners LP and its 50% interest in Compass Production GP LLC to domestic diversified holding company Harbinger Group Inc (NYSE:HRG), or HGI, for USD118.8m (EUR95m) in cash, the parties said in separate statements.