he-bear

he-bear

n
(Animals) a male bear
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he-bear

[ˈhiːbɛəʳ] Noso m macho
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He spoke of the Himalayan bear--"When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride/He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside/But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail..." And also of the cobra--"When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man/He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can/But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail..." As well as the American Indian woman--"When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws/They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws/'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale..." Yes, Kipling so declared, "For the female of the species is more deadly than the male."
He was a real he-bear! We wanted him more than ever.