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  1. Jean,1911–37, U.S. motion-picture actress.
  2. a town in W Essex, in SE England.
  3. a male given name.
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  • But before Betty could answer she realized that Captain Harlow was speaking.

  • Then you won't see all the processions for Captain Harlow's entertainment.

  • There was only one Academician who could be found to give a vote for Harlow.

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  • Mr. Leslie allowed Harlow's portrait of Fuseli to be the best.

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  • But it is possible these very characteristics were matters of offence to Harlow.

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British Dictionary definitions for harlow


  1. a town in SE England, in W Essex: designated a new town in 1947. Pop: 78 389 (2001 est)


  1. Jean, real name Harlean Carpentier. 1911–37, US film actress, whose films include Hell's Angels (1930), Red Dust (1932), and Bombshell (1933)
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