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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iv.) Perception of Sound

418. [Sense of Sound.] Hearing.

   NOUN:HEARING &c. v.; audition, auscultation; audibility; acoustics [See Sound]; eavesdropping.
  acute -, nice -, delicate -, quick -, sharp -, correct -, musical- ear; ear for music.
  EAR, auricle, pinna, concha, labyrinth, lug [Scot.], lobule or lobe, acoustic organs, auditory apparatus, eardrum, tympanum; malleus, incus, stapes, vestibule, cochlea, auditory nerve, Eustachian tube.
  EAR TRUMPET, speaking trumpet; telephone, phonograph, microphone; gramophone, phonograph, victrola [trade-mark name], megaphone, phonorganon; dictagraph or dictograph [trade-mark name], dictophone [trade-mark name], audiphone, dentiphone; stethoscope; telephone [See Information].
  HEARER, auditor, auditory, audience, listener, eavesdropper.
  OTOLOGY, otoscopy, auriscopy; otoscope, auriscope; otopathy, otography, otoplasty; otorrhea, tympanitis; otologist, aurist.
   VERB:HEAR, overhear; hark, harken; list, listen; give -, lend -, bend- an ear; strain one’s ears, attend to, give attention, catch a sound, prick up one’s ears; give ear, give a hearing to, give audience to.
  hang upon the lips of, be all ear, listen with both ears.
  BECOME AUDIBLE; meet -, fall upon -, catch -, reach- the ear; be heard; ring in the ear (resound) [See Resonance].
   ADJECTIVE:HEARING &c. v.; auditory, otic, aural, acoustic, acoustical, phonic; auriculate, auricular; auricled, eared; auditive.
   ADVERB:arrectis auribus [L.]; all ears.
   INTERJECTION:HARK! hark ye! hear! list! listen! oyez or oyes! attend! attention! lend me your ears!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.—Bible
  2. Little pitchers have big ears.
  3. And hear, like ocean on a western beach, The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.—Andrew Lang