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mare

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

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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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The mare soon after my entrance rose from her mat, and coming up close, after having nicely observed my hands and face, gave me a most contemptuous look; and turning to the horse, I heard the word YAHOO often repeated betwixt them; the meaning of which word I could not then comprehend, although it was the first I had learned to pronounce.
I suppose he must have been thrown out there, and broken his chariot, while his mares have left the course and gone off wildly in a panic.
Saxon stood under the father of all madronos, watching Hazel and Hattie go out the gate, the full vegetable wagon behind them, when she saw Billy ride in, leading a sorrel mare from whose silken coat the sun flashed golden lights.
Even more than his mare, Vronsky longed to see Gladiator, whom he had never seen.
You'd just better tie up to Thomas, for he loves you and you love him and nothing else ain't going to do you.' Jog along, black mare. So I told Thomas I'd take him.
There would be no difficulty, of course, in finding a substitute for Captain Chalmers, but the race takes place this morning, and I am afraid, with all due respect to my daughter, that her mare hasn't the best of reputations."
But you thought a heap of that mare, and it's pretty hard on you to lose her.
But after a few hours, by the magic arts of the old witch, he was overpowered by sleep, and the mare and foal escaped and did as they had been told to do.
I'll beat her to death!" And he thrashed and thrashed at the mare, beside himself with fury.
With this, the mare pulled alongside and began gradually to pass the girl.
The tearing of the cruel barb into her side brought a sudden scream of pain and fright from the mare, and then they both wheeled and broke for safety; but Tarzan of the Apes, for a distance of a few yards, could equal the speed of even these, and the first stride of the mare found her overhauled, with a savage beast at her shoulder.
The pedlar drove a smart little mare, and was a young man of excellent character, keen at a bargain, but none the worse liked by the Yankees; who, as I have heard them say, would rather be shaved with a sharp razor than a dull one.