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mare

(mâr)
n.
An adult female horse or the adult female of other equine species.

mare

1. a female horse, 4 years or older.
2. in Great Britain, also applied to a female donkey (jenny).

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Q. my husband suffers from night mares ... is there any kind of treatment that can help him a bit?

A. Although usually no treatment is needed for nightmares, there are several medications that can be used to suppress the kind of sleep that generates nightmares (REM sleep, read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003209.htm ). Among them are the tricyclic antidepre4ssants and benzodiazepines. These medications require prescription so consulting a doctor may be wise.

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References in classic literature ?
In the middle was a large rack, with angles answering to every partition of the manger; so that each horse and mare ate their own hay, and their own mash of oats and milk, with much decency and regularity.
Ajax the son of Oileus took him up rudely and said, "Idomeneus, why should you be in such a hurry to tell us all about it, when the mares are still so far out upon the plain?
The muscles of both hind- and fore-legs were not very thick; but across her shoulders the mare was exceptionally broad, a peculiarity specially striking now that she was lean from training.
If Lady Grace's mare is a hunter," the Prince remarked, "she can probably jump them.
It was almost worth the loss of the mare to get that out of her.
The Prince replied: 'I had to look after a mare and foal, and they have run away from me and have hidden themselves in the river; if you wish to save my life drive them back to the land.
All at once laughter broke into a roar and covered everything: the mare, roused by the shower of blows, began feebly kicking.
Chris called out, and the next moment the mare was rising under him in a second buck.
Attracted by the shrill screams of the mare, a pair of hyenas slunk presently into view.
The pedlar whistled to his mare and went up the hill, pondering on the doleful fate of Mr.
The first thirty miles or so was a good metal road, too good to go half round the world to ride on, but after Whittlesea it was a mere track over the ranges, a track I often couldn't see and left entirely to the mare.
When the traveller came up with them he saluted them courteously, and spurring his mare was passing them without stopping, but Don Quixote called out to him, "Gallant sir, if so be your worship is going our road, and has no occasion for speed, it would be a pleasure to me if we were to join company.