she-bear


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she-bear

n
(Animals) a female bear
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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she-bear

[ˈʃiːˌbɛəʳ] norsa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Which female Christian name means 'little she-bear'?
The story begins as an "old she-bear" tunnels into the hillside, readying for hibernation.
The bruin was a she-bear, black, modest in size and obviously advanced in years.
I was interested to see if the old she-bear would poke her nose out of the forest again if she thought a rabbit sandwich was in the offing.
His poetical debut was Wiosna i wino (1919; "Spring and Wine"), followed by Wroble na dachu (1921; "Sparrows on the Roof") and Wielka niedzwiedzica (1923; "The Great She-Bear")--all inspired by carefree juvenile optimism.
Some careful maneuvering and the wind settled the question; it was a she-bear, and with her scent was combined the delectable smell of seal.
The she-bear stared at him for a moment longer, grunted, and fell to eating again.
He sat up with his head ringing, six feet away, and looked groggily at the she-bear. She was eating again, and there wasn't much left.
"You don't look starved to me," the she-bear said, between bites, "nor crippled either." She gestured toward the basin.
Her complex legend includes the following incidents: at her father's instance she was left to die at birth but was suckled by a she-bear; she took part in the Calydonian boar hunt; she offered to marry anyone who could outrun her--but those whom she overtook she speared.
And blimey, along came two she-bears who promptly tore 42 kids to pieces.
As far as womanscaping, she says, "there is a cadre of lesbians who like hairier women, the she-bears of the sapphic world.