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[shahrp-eerd] /ˈʃɑrpˈɪərd/
having pointed ears.
having keen hearing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Keen-nosed and sharp-eared, they almost always knew when hunters were about.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Had the sharp-eared warriors who claimed to have heard the ponies been deceived?

    The War Trail Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Nimble-footed, sharp-eared mice and rats, must be snatched up before even the breath of suspicion can reach them.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • When these words were overheard by the sharp-eared comrade and repeated to the Simpleton, he was in despair.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • He feared, however, that sharp-eared sentinels might be lurking at the edge of the plain.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Blade flat and broad, conduplicate, sharp-eared at the base, and there rough at the margin: lower surface polished.

    Grasses H. Marshall Ward
  • Barsimon did not answer until the slow-handed, sharp-eared little slave girl had followed his wife into the kitchen.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • The sharp-eared boy was not long in pointing out a huge, hollow chestnut tree.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • They also knew that sharp-eared Pawnee scouts were on guard, and they feared that it would be difficult to avoid them.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Her older sister had always bullied her; Nirea was unable to wholly conquer the dread of this amber-eyed, sharp-eared woman.

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard

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