lion's-ear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lion's-ear pantropical herb having whorls of striking lipped flowers; naturalized in United States
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Usage

In literature:

A seaman had run from the Lion's hold and whispered in the ear of the shipman.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It has a lion's mouth, the heart of a hare, with ears erect and sleepless eyes.
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
Pen shook his mane and raged like a furious lion when these scandals, affecting Miss Costigan's honour and his own, came to his ears.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This time past the Lion's right ear.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
The sea-lion's ears are very minute, mere apologies one might think; but don't be hasty.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
The muttering of his stern voice sounded in our ears like the lion's growl.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
After pouncing on his prey the lion put his mouth to the old fellow's ear and roared.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
I awoke suddenly with the sound of the lion's roar in my ears.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Dorothy ducked her head involuntarily as a big yellow butterfly settled on the Cowardly Lion's ear.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Pen shook his mane and raged like a furious lion when these scandals, affecting Miss Costigan's honor and his own, came to his ears.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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In poetry:

Its dying chirp fell on His ears,
Who tunes the music of the spheres,
Who hears the hungry lion's call,
And spreads a table for us all.
"The Sparrow's Fall" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
I've heard what they said, in the running tap
Drawing water, their watery words, clear
Like a sad harlot's useless lucid pap
(I've heard the lion of S Street get his cheer),
I understood it, the general syllable
In a private ear, lost. . . .
"Fragment Of A Meditation" by Allen Tate