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n.1.(Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger; called also glutton and carcajou. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
2.A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And two days later, when he returned to his kill and found a dozen wolverenes quarrelling over the spoil, he scattered them like chaff; and those that fled left two behind who would quarrel no more.
Ethingo's map of Wolverene [sic] River and the course northward from Black Lake to the barren grounds and Active Man Lake, which empties northward into a great river that flows north to the sea, 3 August.
Wolverene worked out a written agreement that worked very well.
Wolverene (Doug Smith) is clear favourite for the Cesarewitch at 6-1, while My Brief (John Dunlop) heads the Cambridgeshire market at 10-1.
Seven The Quadrant (Ryan Price) and Wolverene (Doug Smith) head the Cesarewitch lists at 20-1.
lThere are two five-length winners as Wolverene (Doug Smith/Willie Carson) wins the two-miler and stablemate Summer Knave (Terry McKeown) takes the mile handicap.
Willie Carson is in treble form at Nottingham on Bullwhip (Bob Leigh), Argentan (Harry Wragg) and Wolverene (Doug Smith).
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