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cave bear

noun
1.
an extinct bear, Ursus spelaeus, that lived in caves in Europe during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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  • Under the skin of the civilised being there lurks almost always the ancestor, the savage contemporary of the cave-bear.

  • They thought he had lost his way in the forest and had been killed by a cave-bear.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • An outline of a cave-bear or a mammoth was perhaps the cave-dweller's way of telling his fellows what monsters he had slain.

  • His wounds were soon healed, but he always carried the marks of that cave-bear.

    The Tree-Dwellers Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Then they saw Bodo rush up to the cave-bear and wave a torch in his face.

    The Tree-Dwellers Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • From this region also there developed the cave-bear (Ursus spelus).

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • One of the first things he did was to kill a cave-bear and take the trophies.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • We can do what the cave-man did when the cave-bear invaded his rude home!

    The Wonder of War on Land Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The cave-bear differed from the grizzly of to-day chiefly in its greater size and strength.

    The Tree-Dwellers Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Beneath the Mousterian layer is a deep deposit of entire skeletons of the cave-bear without any traces of human industry.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

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