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  • adjective having keen hearing


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  • The feathers were so soft that not even a quick-eared mouse could hear an owl swooping silently down!

    Five On Finniston Farm Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1960

  • Ferdinand's spies were, a quick-eared legion -- the spirit-stirring Hymn of the Constitution, or the wild Tragala -- that Spanish Marseillaise, to whose exciting notes rivers of blood have flowed.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847 Various

  • She rose presently, quick-eared to wait the call, and went to her desk in the window.

    The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts 1911

  • As on former occasions, the quick-eared comrade had overheard the

    The Yellow Fairy Book Andrew Lang 1900

  • This helps to keep a man's legs from twitching as he waits and waits and waits for the quick-eared seal to rise.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • As on former occasions, the quick-eared comrade had overheard the King's command and repeated it to the Simpleton.

    The Yellow Fairy Book 1894

  • A quick-eared coastguard heard the sound of the escape of steam, which was almost instantly silenced.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman 1882

  • It was the quick-eared Nick who spoke, just as the hum of conversation began, and all listened.

    Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1 Edward Sylvester Ellis 1878

  • Indians -- a movement, which to execute under the very skirts of a quick-eared foe, would put him up to all the cunning and skill he was master of.

    Burl Morrison Heady 1872

  • The quick-eared Fanferlot overheard these words, and prompted to suspicion, and ever disposed to impute to others the deep astuteness peculiar to himself, was convinced they had been uttered for his benefit.

    File No. 113 ��mile Gaboriau 1852


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