bear's foot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bear's foot digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally
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Usage

In literature:

At a brookside we saw, still fresh and moist, the print of a bear's foot.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Next come Archangels; these protect religion, and bear the prayers of the saints to the foot of God's throne.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
The bear, the honey-footed bear, was born in lands between sun and moon, and he died, not by men's hands, but of his own will.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
You do bear a commission, I understand, in the rebellious body which is here described as Saxon's regiment of Wiltshire Foot?
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
These bears, as I have since learnt, for there were two of them, had come from a mountain, at the foot of which was Parabery's hut.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
Foot pounds bear no relation to our C.G.S.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885" by Various
Yorke's Peninsula between them is singular in its form, bearing some resemblance to a very ill-shaped leg and foot.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
The bear, the honey-footed bear, was born in lands between sun and moon, and he died not by men's hands, but of his own will.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The half-human print of a bear's foot sometimes appeared before them, at which Ignacio always crossed himself piously.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
I'm up the hickory tree, and there's a big bear at the foot of it.
"Little Oskaloo" by Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh
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In poetry:

A foot so brisk I said must bear
A heart that's clean and clear;
If that companion blithe would come,
I should be happy here.
"The Ghost's Story" by Duncan Campbell Scott
I fear not Death, despite its bitter drinking,
And the sad wrench of parting we must bear,
Since, some time, soul to soul shall leap unshrinking,
Before God's foot-stool, in the glory there.
"Unfearing" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

A 40-foot humpback whale has washed ashore near a Kodiak Island community and probably will be a feast for the island's famous bears, according to a whale expert.
Free safety Von Hutchins has seen more playing time in practice since strong safety Glenn Earl suffered a season-ending foot injury during Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears.
The only goal of Sunday's Cal-Texas A&M women's soccer game came off of an Aggie foot, but the Bears got the 1-0 victory at Edwards Stadium.
I am a newbie here and not sure how the culture works yet, so bear with me if I accidently put my foot in my mouth or step on someone's toes.
Turns out Celia Mann, one of Columbia’s most celebrated historical figures, never set foot in the cottage on Richland Street that bears her name.
A forensic anthropologist has determined that a severed foot found Sunday evening in a yard in Rosedale, Queens, previously thought to be that of a child, is actually a bear's paw.
Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch checks into the At Work Show Gearing up for The Bear's Big Growl on Sunday July 1st, 2012.
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