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1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.

2. With head uncovered; bareheaded. When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. (Herbert)

3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed. Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear ! (Milton)

4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager. Uttering bare truth.

5. Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture. A bare treasury.

6. Threadbare; much worn. It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words. (Shak)

7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority. The bare necessaries of life. Nor are men prevailed upon by bare of naked truth. (South) under bare poles, having no sail set.

Origin: oe. Bar, bare, as. Baer; akin to D. & g. Baar, OHG. Par, Icel. Berr, Sw. & dan. Bar, OSlav. Bos barefoot, lith. Basas; cf. Skr. Bhas to shine.

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... of predators, while the other is a forest of fruiting trees. The grassland is pushing for bulkier Homo that can fight off predators with their bare hands. The forest is pushing for small and lightweight Homo that can swing on the branches to collect the fruit. That is, the population is undergoing ...

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Re: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

Now you're just being silly. I wouldn't have to kill the bear with my bare hands, because I could use one of the multitude of deadly tools my species has designed to kill bears instead. Give me one intelligent argument for why the bear would win. P.S. Your ...

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So you would kill bear with bare hands because you're member of the most inteligent species on Earth? I really doubt that. Are you sure that gorillas are aware how to chine?

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:23 pm
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Help me grow my veggies

... If you use pesticides you're just creating more problems for yourself. You're always going to have plants trying to grow where ever there is bare soil...thats just a fact of life. Honestly, and I mean no disrespect, this is simply a matter of laziness. Maybe you work long hours and don't ...

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:36 pm
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