deer's-ears

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deer's-ears any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington
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Usage

In literature:

His ears were sharp as a deer's to the slightest sound.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Because the deer's ears are so sharp that he can hear even a leaf rustling under the tiger's foot, a long way off.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
And here's another of 'em, a little chap with long ears and a baby deer galloping alongside!
"The Enchanted Castle" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

A huntsman and his hound would roam,
Where fed the timid deer,
And where the partridge's drum, or whirr,
Brought music to his ear.
"The Huntsman And His Hound" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

Alex Rutledge doesn't care how big the deer was that you shot back at the end of November, but if you want to talk about your passion for bagging that big buck on the first official day of hunting, he's all ears.
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