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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAVER

But remember to touch your beaver where the hemlock boughs are low.

Think of living so near a beaver or a water-rat with clothes on!

These He said should be slaves; and He ordered them to work forever, like the beaver.

What do you know of your own State if you are ignorant of Beaver.

We named the place obviously Beaver Pond, resumed our packs, and pushed on.

The hostages all run away, and not a beaver skin was ever paid.

The tall one with the beaver and—and the gloves and the cane?

Dressed in his best bib and tucker, he was, beaver hat and all.

Nevertheless, I bowed and flourished my beaver to her retreating figure.

It was his turn to change colour under the shadow of his beaver.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beofor, befer (earlier bebr), from Proto-Germanic *bebruz (cf. Old Saxon bibar, Old Norse bjorr, Middle Dutch and Dutch bever, Low German bever, Old High German bibar, German Biber), from PIE *bhebhrus, reduplication of root *bher- (3) "brown, bright" (cf. Lithuanian bebrus, Czech bobr, Welsh befer; see bear (n.) for the likely reason for this). Gynecological sense ("female genitals, especially with a display of pubic hair") is 1927 British slang, transferred from earlier meaning "a bearded man" (1910), from the appearance of split beaver pelts.

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