\ˈird \

Definition of eared 

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man golden-eared corn

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This is more fantasy than reality, a story brought to us via a dog-eared novel, a ballad sung by the Misanthrope. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an old West folk tale, with a signature Coen brothers twist," 15 Oct. 2018 Even the Marines are ready to fight for the northern long-eared bat. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "A mysterious disease is killing millions of bats. These scientists are trying to save them.," 12 July 2018 The murder, and Mr Fico’s tin-eared response, had an explosive impact, says Grigorij Meseznikov, a political scientist. The Economist, "A struggle between authoritarians and liberals in the heart of Europe," 26 May 2018 But there's another possible Easter egg: in an SNL sketch from November 2017, Pete wore a black, bunny-eared headpiece to a masquerade ball. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Relationship: A Timeline," 25 June 2018 Now, a new study shows how: by borrowing a gene from a jackrabbit, one of their long-eared cousins. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "How the snowshoe hare is losing its white winter coat," 21 June 2018 All of that is lent an outré edge by items Frazee has fashioned herself, including a bunny-populated crucifixion scene and a nativity crèche with a floppy-eared infant Jesus bunny. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "L.A.'s quirkiest museum? It's gotta be the Bunny Museum," 22 Mar. 2018 According to a press release, the red squirrel, Scottish wildcat and grey long-eared bat are particularly threatened. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The UK’s Hedgehogs (and Other Mammals) Are In Danger," 16 June 2018 The first teaser trailer for Dumbo, Disney's live-action take of everyone's favorite floppy-eared pachyderm, was released Wednesday morning — and this might be the cutest thing the House of Mouse has released in recent memory. D. Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Disney Debuts "Dumbo" Live-Action Trailer," 13 June 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of eared 

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man

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