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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).

Patient discussion about mare

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 ?
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.
Higginbotham's), Dominicus rose in the gray of the morning, put the little mare into the green cart, and trotted swiftly away towards Parker's Falls.
The horse immediately ordered a white mare servant of his family to bring me a good quantity of oats in a sort of wooden tray.
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.
Take something from this store if you would have the Achaeans speak well of you, and give him a better prize even than that which you have now offered; but I will not give up the mare, and he that will fight me for her, let him come on.
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.