Usage examples for ursus

  1. With the crimson reflections of the flag streaking the cold gleams of his glittering armour, his stern dark face and the white plumes tossing to his shoulder, St. Ursus is a figure that may well leave historical accuracy to pedants. – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  2. If they were not all of contemporary date, it is clear from this case, and from the humerus of the Ursus spelaeus, before cited, as found in a floor of stalagmite, that the bear lived after the flint tools were manufactured, or in other words, that Man in this district preceded the cave- bear. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  3. 53: Nec vespertinus circumgemit ursus ovile nec intumescit alta viperis humus. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  4. The caves extend into the south slopes of Mount Ursus Major and Mount Cheops and into the north slopes of Cougar Mountain. – Among the Canadian Alps by Lawrence J. Burpee
  5. The California Academy of Sciences now has a handsome representative group of Ursus Horribilis Imperator. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  6. The skull of the first specimen procured was scarcely distinguishable from that of a female of Ursus torquatus, and he was for a time apparently in doubt as to the distinctness of the species, taking the brown skin as merely a variety; but a subsequently received skull of an adult male seems to prove that it is a much smaller animal. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  7. Besides remains of the beaver, I was shown, in the collection of M. Boucher de Perthes, two perfect lower jaws with teeth of the bear, Ursus arctos; and in the Paris Museum there is another specimen, also from the Abbeville peat. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  8. Had man never pushed Thor and his kind to the death the world would not have known him as Ursus Horribilis the Terrible. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  9. He's Ursus out of Quo Vadis! – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  10. " The story of the origin of these badges is as follows: " Arth, or Arthgal, is reputed to have been the first Earl of Warwick, and being one of the knights of King Arthur's Round Table, it behooved him to have a cognizance; and Arth or Narth signifying in British the same as Ursus in Latin, he took the Bear for such cognizance. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. Gray does not agree in the theory that Ursus Syriacus is the same as this species; in external appearance he says it is the same, but there are differences in the skull; the nose is broader, and the depression in the forehead less. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  12. Meanwhile, Ursus, holding the girl in his arms, moved around the arena, and with his eyes and with motions begged her life for her. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  13. A young adult female taken 10 miles west of Fort Nelson on August 23, 1948, has the following external measurements: Total length, 1345; tail, 65; hind foot, 256; ear from notch, 135. Ursus species Grizzly Specimens examined. – Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway by Rollin H. Baker
  14. Ancient was the race; To trace the upward stem of proud Lusace Gives one a vertigo; descended they From ancestor of Attila, men say; Their race to him- through Pagans- they hark back; Becoming Christians, race they thought to track Through Lechus, Plato, Otho to combine With Ursus, Stephen, in a lordly line. – Poems by Victor Hugo