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mane

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Definition long coarse hair such as that which grows around a lion's head or on the back of a horse's neck

Much more rarely, mane can refer to long coarse hair on another animal; or even to a person's hair.
  • It was a healthy male lion with a golden mane.
mane = long coarse hair growing around the head
  • She brushed the horse's mane and tail.
  • mane = long coarse hair growing on the back of the neck of a horse
  • He could see the mane and ears and head of his horse quite easily now.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • mane = long coarse hair that grows on the back of the neck of a horse (or around the head of a lion)
  • Well, a lion is a little bit — only a little bit, mind you like a huge cat — with a mane.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • mane = long coarse hair on an animal
  • Jody reached up a hand and took hold of Nellie's mane.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • mane = long coarse hair growing on the back of the neck of a horse
  • Now all you do is hold onto his mane.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • mane = long coarse hair growing on the back of the neck of a horse
  • Its long, slender legs were stuck out at odd angles where it had fallen and its mane was spread pearly-white on the dark leaves.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • mane = long coarse hair on the back of the neck
  • His curly white mane stood up with rage, and his eyes flamed, and his big dog teeth glistened, and he was splendid to look at.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • mane = coarse hair
  • Aslan raised his head and shook his mane.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • mane = a lion or horses hair
  • Aslan, who seemed larger than before, lifted his head, shook his mane, and roared.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • mane = lion's hair
  • I was holding pump, mane, and bridle.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • mane = long coarse hair growing on the back of the neck of a horse
  • ...she turned pale and bent down till her face touched the mane of the horse. You could see she felt deadly sick.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • mane = hair on the neck
  • The lumbering horse wore a black shawl over its mane.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • mane = long coarse hair growing on the back of the neck of a horse
  • By daylight Kotick's mane was standing on end and his temper was...
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • mane = ring of long coarse hair around the neck and shoulders
  • Sea Catch was fifteen years old, a huge gray fur seal with almost a mane on his shoulders, and long, wicked dog teeth.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • mane = long coarse hair around the neck and shoulders
  • His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild, tangled beard,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • mane = long coarse hair
  • This cheered him immensely; and when he came back to Novastoshnah that summer, Matkah, his mother, begged him to marry and settle down, for he was no longer a holluschick but a full-grown sea-catch, with a curly white mane on his shoulders, as heavy, as big, and as fierce as his father.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • mane = ring of long coarse hair around the neck and shoulders
  • Why do you keep on swearing By the Lion and By the Lion's Mane? I thought you hated lions.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • "By the Lion's Mane, Tarkheena, I'm nothing of the sort," said Bree indignantly.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • "By the Mane, my old master Anradin!" said Bree.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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