a sweet, almond-flavored breakfast pastry made with yeast dough and shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear’s claw.
a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, used to execute persons in ancient times. any object, figure, or mark resembling a cross, as two intersecting lines. a mark resembling a cross, usually an X, made instead of a signature by a person unable to write. the Cross, the cross upon which […]
Romare Howard [roh-mair] /ˈroʊ mɛər/ (Show IPA), 1911–88, U.S. artist. Contemporary Examples “We have to make you look like a woman going to seed,” Bearden told her. Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo April 6, 2011 “She was hilarious,” said Bearden, recalling the movie star in the strip clubs. Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo […]
- Bear down
to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]
- Bear garden
a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, especially (formerly) for bearbaiting. a place or scene of tumult. Historical Examples The bear garden, always her favourite resort, had made her acquainted with all the divers and rumpads of the town. A Book of Scoundrels Charles Whibley The bear garden is not hyphenated when used in titles […]