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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.
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He had soon caught him up again, for Agamemnon's mare Aethe kept pulling stronger and stronger, so that if the course had been longer he would have passed him, and there would not even have been a dead heat.
"Quiet, darling, quiet!" he said, patting her again over her hind-quarters; and with a glad sense that his mare was in the best possible condition, he went out of the horse-box.
The Prince glanced over Lady Grace's mare and turned aside to join Penelope and Somerfield.
She was your mare, and it's none of my business what you did with her.
'My mare and foal,' replied the Prince, 'have run away from me, and have hidden themselves in the clouds; if you wish to save my life, restore both animals to me.'
He threw down the whip, bent forward and picked up from the bottom of the cart a long, thick shaft, he took hold of one end with both hands and with an effort brandished it over the mare.
One hind leg of the mare seemed to collapse, and for a moment the whole quivering body, upreared and perpendicular, swayed back and forth, and there was uncertainty as to whether it would fall forward or backward.
"Good morning, mister," said the pedlar, reining in his mare. "If you come from Kimballton or that neighborhood, may be you can tell me the real fact about this affair of old Mr.
I had determined to rob that bank instead of going to bed, and to be back in Melbourne for breakfast if the doctor's mare could do it.
"In truth," replied he on the mare, "I would not pass you so hastily but for fear that horse might turn restive in the company of my mare."
'There it is, sir,' replied John; 'and take care of it; and mind you don't make too much haste back, but give the mare a long rest.-- Do you mind?'
'The bay mare splashed away, through the mud and water, with drooping ears; now and then tossing her head as if to express her disgust at this very ungentlemanly behaviour of the elements, but keeping a good pace notwithstanding, until a gust of wind, more furious than any that had yet assailed them, caused her to stop suddenly and plant her four feet firmly against the ground, to prevent her being blown over.