Down-bear

Definitions

  • She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
    She lay down on the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Down-bear to bear or press down
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Quotations

  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of M. E. a-dawn, adun—A.S. of dúne, 'from the hill'—A.S. dún, a hill.

Usage

In literature:

To his horror the bear he thought was killed rose to its feet and furiously charged the tree, breaking it down at once.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
The fat of our bear was melted down, and the oil filled six porcupine-skin bags.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
The bear advanced to the center of the gully and looked up and down suspiciously.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
No, it was not a Snake; it was a bear, a big grizzly bear, standing there looking down at Mika'pi.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
Just then Mahmoud chanced to turn his head, and espied another galley of some twenty benches apparently, bearing down upon them from the west.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Bear up for the carrier, Bill; mind this fellow coming down.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
Then bear down hard on your eagerness to learn his ways and to work for him.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
The fourth and last vessel was still unharmed and was bearing down on them at full speed.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
And clambered down, bearing his unconscious burden into the safety of the vessel's interior.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Large rocks were rolled down its sides, and the bears were routed out and both killed.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
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In poetry:

A youth's form her currents are bearing,
Ah vainly they murmur and swell!
A woman, a pale and a fair one--
Cries down from her tower "Farewell!"
"Tamara" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
And only as it takes the same,
It bears a great and famous name;
For self, and all its grandeur, down
It throws, that Christ may wear the crown.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Then bending down to earth again,
Full of glad hope,—'tis train'd to bear
The lighten'd weight of mortal pain;
The passing storm of earthly care.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
My father's house in the lordly square
Was cold in its solemn state,
And the sculptures rare that the old walls bear,
Looked down with a quiet hate.
"The Better Hope" by Ernest Jones
Then he rode o'er a rise and battin' his eyes,
A-lookin' down into a swale,
He'd come to the lair of a she grizzly bear,
And she was a-holdin' the trail.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
So sweet to kiss, so fair to view,--
The night comes down, the lights burn blue;
And at my door the Pale Horse stands,
To bear me forth to unknown lands.
"The Stirrup Cup" by John Hay

In news:

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New York, here is a list of essential links for New York City.
More weather misery for Sandy's victims as new storm bears down on New York City, NJ, NE.
Ever walk down your hall and think, hmmm, that Alaska brown bear could use a face lift .
Bears have failed repeatedly to hold down the.
Grinder and Coola, Grouse Mountain's resident grizzly bears, have officially laid down in their den to hibernate.
The first winter storm is bearing down on New Mexico.
In this process, the drill begins by heading straight down, as it would in a conventional well, then slowly curves as it descends until it is moving horizontally through a layer of what the driller has calculated to be oil-bearing rock.
A recent survey revealed that 83 percent of Californians oppose the practice of hounding — the inhumane and unsporting practices of using dogs to hunt down bear and bobcats.
Party Chairman Reince Priebus, for his part, insisted the GOP can 'have a great week' despite the storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast.
Henry Melton bears down on Tim Tebow in December.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Strip restaurant bearing the initials of celebrity financier Donald Trump was briefly shut down after health inspectors found violations including month-old caviar and expired yogurt.
Bears season comes down surviving against Vikings.
Bears use stingy defense to down Lions.
Bear activity has picked up dramatically over the last several weeks, according to wildlife experts up and down the Eastern Sierra.
Season's 1st casualty: Black bear put down .
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In science:

Note that the curves settle down to values closely bearing the 1.5 factor among mode contributions expected for axisymmetric l = 2 radiation at this orientation.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Bear in mind, however, that this allegation breaks down in the case of black holes, where we should reconsider our system of coordinates.
Precession of Pericenter: A More Accurate Approach
From this point the fibres pass down through the center of the carousel rotation bearing, through the positioner platform and into the spectrograph enclosures.
Fibre Positioning Revisited: The use an off-the-shelf assembly robot for OPTIMOS-EVE
Perhaps it is unfair to bear down on this little example.
Logic Programming, Functional Programming, and Inductive Definitions
One should, however, bear in mind that the sign of m uniquely determines the spin of the particles (and antiparticles), implying that the system under investigation consists entirely of either spin up or spin down particles.
On Effective Field Theories at Finite Temperature
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