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eared (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly in combination) Having ears (of a specified type).
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act II, Scene 1, [1]
      Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!
    • 1796, Nicholas Brady and Nahum Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Church, London: H.D. Symonds, Psalm 126 verse 6, p. 81, [2]
      Tho' he despond that sows his grain, / To bind his full-ear'd sheaves, and bring / from long captivity,
    • 1835, William Wordsworth, "On a High Part of the Coast of Cumberland," line 19-20, in The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, edited by William Knight, Volume VII, London: Macmillan & Co., 1896, [3]
      Teach me with quick-eared spirit to rejoice / In admonitions of thy softest voice!
    • 1879, Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Duns Scotus's Oxford," line 3, in Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by Robert Bridges, London: Humphrey Milford, no date, p. 41, [4]
      The dapple-eared lily below thee;
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part Two, Chapter 1, [5]
      He might have flinched altogether from speaking if at this moment he had not seen Ampleforth, the hairy-eared poet, wandering limply round the room with a tray, looking for a place to sit down.
    • 1960, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Perennial Classics, 2002, Part Two, Chapter 28, p. 305,
      Some of his rural clients would park their long-eared steeds under the chinaberry trees in the back yard, and Atticus would keep appointments on the back steps.
    He was a large-eared man.

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  1. simple past tense and past participle of ear