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mare

1
the adult female of a horse or zebra

mare

2
1. any of a large number of huge dry plains on the surface of the moon, visible as dark markings and once thought to be seas: Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers)
2. a similar area on the surface of Mars, such as Mare Sirenum

mare

(mah -ree, -ray, mair -ee) (plural: maria) a large relatively smooth dark area on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a surface feature. (Latin: sea)

mare

[′mär·ā, mer]
(astronomy)
One of the large, dark, flat areas on the lunar surface.
One of the less well-defined areas on Mars.
(vertebrate zoology)
A mature female horse or other equine.
References in classic literature ?
Good morning, mister," said the pedlar, reining in his mare.
Scarcely had the yellow man spoken, when he interrupted himself, and though he seemed weary enough before, continued his journey at a pace which would have kept the pedlar's mare on a smart trot.
Menelaus has got the mare through lying and corruption; his horses were far inferior to Antilochus's, but he has greater weight and influence.
Attracted by the shrill screams of the mare, a pair of hyenas slunk presently into view.
If Lady Grace's mare is a hunter," the Prince remarked, "she can probably jump them.
Chris called out, and the next moment the mare was rising under him in a second buck.
I've a mare of my own that's as fat as butter for want of work,' said he.
You're as different from other women as that kind of a mare is from scrub work-horse mares.
This journey was performed upon an old grey mare, concerning whom John had an indistinct set of ideas hovering about him, to the effect that she could win a plate or cup if she tried.
However, as there was no bagman to look on, nobody knew anything at all about the matter; and so Tom Smart and his clay-coloured gig with the red wheels, and the vixenish mare with the fast pace, went on together, keeping the secret among them, and nobody was a bit the wiser.
and he picked up the whip, preparing himself with relish to flog the little mare.
Iphitus had gone there also to try and get back twelve brood mares that he had lost, and the mule foals that were running with them.