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1) ear 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Anatomy a. The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the...

2) ear. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ear, organ of hearing and equilibrium. The human ear consists of outer, middle, and inner parts. The outer ear is the visible portion; it includes the skin-covered...

3) Ear. (Anglo-Saxon, eare.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A deaf ear. One that refuses to listen; as if it heard not. 1 Bow down Thine ear. Condescend to hear or listen. (Ps. xxxi. 2.). 2 By ear. To sing or play by ear means...

4) ear. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...The sense by which sound is perceived: audition, hearing. See SOUNDS....

5) ear. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...ear The organ of hearing, which also plays a role in maintaining balance. It is divided into the outer ear (from the outside to the eardrum), the middle ear, and...

6) Jenkins's Ear, War of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jenkins s Ear, War of, 1739-41, struggle between England and Spain. It grew out of the commercial rivalry of the two powers and led to involvement in the larger War...

7) inner ear. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone that is involved in both hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea....

8) wood ear. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking. Also called cloud ear, tree ear....

9) external ear. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The outer portion of the ear including the auricle and the passage leading to the eardrum. Also called outer ear....

10) middle ear. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...middle ear A part of the ear on the inner side of the eardrum; it contains three small bones that transmit sound waves to the inner ear from the eardrum. 1...

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