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  • noun Plural form of rearing.

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Examples

  • The leaps became shorter, the rearings farther apart.

    Conan The Victorious

  • No success, so far as I know, was obtained with the rearing of the hybrid larvæ; the rearings of the larvæ of pure Gloveri were also, I think, a failure, only one correspondent having been successful; but some correspondents have not yet made the result of their experiments known to me.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • It seemed quite possible for us to get on with the other three pulling, while our demoniacal friend ornamented the occasion by plunges, rearings, and kickings.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • They straddled across the benches and barged at each other in single tourneys and jousts, riding their hobby-horses with violent rearings and plungings and bruising one another without grievous hurt and with yells of laughter.

    Now It Can Be Told

  • Several farm-lads tried and he threw them by simple buckings and rearings.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire

  • There are turns in a kitten's play -- arched leapings and sidelong jumps, graceful rearings and grotesque dances -- which the sacred kittens of Egypt used in their time.

    The Children

  • Several times in succession did the two combatants repeat their rearings aloft, and the downward strokes of their horns; but it soon became evident, that the one who had been the assailant was also to be the conqueror.

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"

  • The rearings are conducted in nature on the trees in the open.

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