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ma·ra

 (mə-rä′)
n.
Either of two cavies (Dolichotis salinicola or D. patagonum) of the grasslands of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, having long legs and dense fur. Also called Patagonian hare.

[American Spanish mará, from Mapuche.]

mara

(məˈrɑː)
n
(Animals) a harelike South American rodent, Dolichotis patagonum, inhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family Caviidae (cavies)
[from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin]

mara

(Spanish maˈra)
n
(Sociology) one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US
[C20: from Spanish: gang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mara - Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama
2.mara - hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentinamara - hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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He stopped to exclaim in an intense whisper, "O Mara bahia
Hellman attests Whitman was born in 1893, her granddaughter Mara Bagier tells me that the countess rarely told the truth about her age and doubts that she was born in 1893 since Bagier's own mother, the eldest child, was born in Rome in 1908 (Hellman 324; "Daughters").
6 In the Mara, Kenyans such as Jackson work to protect the animals so visitors will enjoy seeing them far into the future.
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The director, David Fincher, is well known for his extreme attention for detail - which Mara had witnessed firsthand in her small but memorable performance in his "The Social Network.
I do believe she's innocent, myself," said Mara Swartout, a University of Oregon custodian.
He] cut my hair, shaved the sides, bleached the eyebrows, then dyed my hair black," Fox News quoted Mara as telling Vogue magazine.
I always had a real bad feeling about Mr Mara because I felt like he could use his mild-mannered appearance as a tool to be able to commit crimes and he wouldn't be a likely suspect," said Robert Lunsford, a former detective who arrested Mara back in 1995.
com/2009/09/13/report-jerry-jones-whacked-for-breaking-gag-order/), would levy a six-figure fine against Mara for violating the league's order against making public comments about the CBA negotiations.
It is about the year 1720 and Mara is taken aboard the Devil Ray.