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1. To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith. In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared me. (milton) It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. (barrow) Mine [shall be] the first hand to rear her banner. (ld. Lytton)

2. To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another. One reared a font of stone. (Tennyson)

3. To lift and take up. And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon his set the lovely load. (Spenser)

4. To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring. He wants a father to protect his youth, And rear him up to virtue. (southern)

5. To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.

6. To rouse; to strip up. And seeks the tusky boar to rear. (Dryden)

Synonym: To lift, elevate, erect, raise, build, establish. See the note under Raise, 3 .

Origin: AS. Raeran to raise, rear, elevate, for raesan, causative of risan to rise. See Rise, and cf. Raise.

being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. Rear admiral, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral, and above a commodore. See Admiral. Rear front, the sight nearest the breech. To bring up the rear, to come [[last 401 ]] or behind.

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Unidentified Animal Bone

Looks like a rear grinding molar of some sort of herbivorous animal, hard to tell with the images.

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Animal Bone
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... Did I say otherwise somewhere? :) Anyway, the animal has a barbed "tail" that is located in the wide/posterior end of the shell ("rear end", as I put it). The eyes and mouth parts an be seen in the narrow/anterior end of the snail, and that is where I assume the real radula-derived ...

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by biohazard
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
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Cone snail

... their prey or enemies. However, what happened with this snail is that when I picked it up, it soon stung me with this odd appendage it had in the rear end of its shell. First I thought it was the poison stinger it had used, but I later read that the stinger is located in the animal's mouth, not ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
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Evolution of the Face and Head

... a blind gut (one opening is mouth and anus), like a jellyfish. After the evolution of a true gut, with mouth and anus, animals gain a front and rear end (movement now is not random, but mouth-first). The most usefull and logical place for sensory organs like eyes and noses now is at the front ...

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by stauffie
Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the Face and Head
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Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... His S of R is restricted to his being responsible for improving his figures, and making a good show in the eyes of his peers. Ethics never rear their ugly heads! The only law even against doing things that are actually illegal, is 'don't get caught!'

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by animartco
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
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