Cave bear


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cave bear (Zoöl) a very large fossil bear (Ursus spelæus) similar to the grizzly bear, but large; common in European caves.
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In literature:

In the cave, the bear remained silent and triumphant.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Already they were tearing them to pieces, and bearing them off to their dark caves!
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
A large cave-bear was passing by toward his cave.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The dwarf sprang up in a fright, but he could not get to his cave, for the bear was already close.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Already they were tearing them to pieces, and bearing them off to their dark caves!
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The white bear went farther back into his cave in the iceberg and growled terribly.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Fleetfoot had found a cave-bear's skin on a ledge in the cave.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
I found the cave bearing an aspect of more than ordinary picturesqueness.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
The white bear went further back into his cave in the iceberg and growled terribly.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
The child was now in Chiron's cave, being fed with the marrow of lions and bears, to make him strong and brave.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Stackridge and another were lifting the fallen patriot and bearing him to the shelter of the cave.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
You see," the lad continued, "water washes out limestone and leaves caves and holes which the bears occupy.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
Not the oldest bear of the Bald Mountain caves could remember any such thaw.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Among bears was one, the cave bear, larger than the grizzly.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The only thing she seemed to care for was the bear who gave the boy shelter in his cave for the night.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
That is the tiger or the great cave bear.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
The Nattie ships were bearing down upon the mouth of Big Cave Harbor, arranged in the form of a half moon, the Emma in the centre of the line.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
The sheriff knew of this cave, and in examining it in search of the men, found the carcass of the bear.
"Witch Winnie" by Elizabeth W. Champney
He re-entered the gore-dripping cave of the Bloody Bear.
"Comrade Kropotkin" by Victor Robinson
Fitzgerald is said to have confined his father in a cave with a muzzled bear.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith

In poetry:

But hark! a sudden pow'r attunes the air!
Th' inchanting sound enamour'd breezes bear;
Now low, now high, they sink, or lift the song,
Which the cave echoes sweet, and sweet the creeks prolong.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto IV" by Richard Savage
That October day we went
to Gloucester the red hills
reminded me of the dry red fur fox
coat I played in as a child; stock still
like a bear or a tent,
like a great cave laughing or a red fur fox.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
Then I shall bear you down my estuary,
Carry you and ferry you to burial mysteriously,
Take you and receive you,
Consume you, engulf you,
In the huge cave, my belly, love you
With huge waves continually.
"Sleep" by Kenneth Slessor
Where are the Fauns, whose flute-notes breathe and die
On the green hills?—the founts, from sparry caves
Through the wild places bearing melody?
The reeds, low whispering o'er the river waves?
—Far in my own bright land!
"Ancient Greek Song Of Exile" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
?Hakon Jarl! for the love I bear thee
Neither shall shame nor death come near thee!
But the hiding-place wherein thou must lie
Is the cave underneath the swine in the sty."
Thus to Jarl Hakon
Said Thora, the fairest of women.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf III. -- Thora Of Rimol" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ah! yes, the time and hour have come
To choose a fitting bride
For that Spirit who from his wat’ry home,
Speaks forth in might and pride;
Whilst the zephyrs toy with his sapphire waves,
He would bear her down to his crystal caves.
"White Canoe—A Legend Of Niagara Falls" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Fate of the Cave Bear .
Cave bear s loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.
Fate of the Cave Bear.
Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.
Ga'an, Milk and Cookies, and Clan of the Cave Bear at Now That's Class, Saturday, May 28th (later than the Bela Dubby gig) 11213 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, Oh 44102.
Clan of the Cave Bear.
Prehistoric Cave Bears Weren't So Cuddly After All.
The researchers also found a hammer made of reindeer antler and bones of cave bears bearing cut marks, indicating they were eaten by the Neanderthals , Urbanowski said.
"The cave bears were big, dangerous animals and this supports the view the Neanderthals were really efficient hunters," he said.
Evoking the natural world has been one of the great themes in art since, well, since the cave paintings of mastodons and bears.
Bears' season could cave like a house of cards.
Singer and performer Nancy Celeste Walker will be appearing at the Bear Cave Events Center on Saturday October 20th.
Wildlife commissioners voted to draft it after a hunter said he had killed a 703-pound black bear after tracking it to a cave and waiting for it to emerge.
LITTLE CYPRESS — Using a 9-0 spurt in the second quarter, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats held the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears at bay as they went on to post a 52-41 victory at The Bear Cave in non-district action Tuesday night.
The chief of interpretation at Mammoth Cave National Park has decided to hang up his Smokey Bear hat and retire.