grizzly bear


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grizzly bear

n.
A brown bear of northwest North America having a grizzled appearance from the silver tips on the guard hairs, and often considered a subspecies (Ursus arctos subsp. horribilis). Also called silvertip.

grizzly bear

n
(Animals) a variety of the brown bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, formerly widespread in W North America; its brown fur has cream or white hair tips on the back, giving a grizzled appearance. Often shortened to: grizzly

griz′zly bear`


n.
a large North American brown bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, with coarse, gray-tipped fur: now restricted to interior Alaska, W Canada, and the N Rocky Mountains in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grizzly bear - powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North Americagrizzly bear - powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America
brown bear, Ursus arctos, bruin - large ferocious bear of Eurasia
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Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
He had often prided himself on his skill and success in coping with the grizzly bear, that terror of the hunters.
Now, where the huge grizzly bear came from that night was long a mystery, while the people of the Springs Brothers' Circus, showing at Sausalito, searched long and vainly for "Big Ben, the Biggest Grizzly in Captivity.
Also, when the father arrived to take him away, the cowmen allowed that they would vastly prefer chumming with howling cannibals, gibbering lunatics, cavorting gorillas, grizzly bears, and man-eating tigers than with this particular Young college product with hair parted in the middle.
Outside these apertures all was black, and I was unable to repress a certain feeling of apprehension as my fancy pictured the outer world and filled it with unfriendly entities, natural and supernatural--chief among which, in their respective classes, were the grizzly bear, which I knew was occasionally still seen in that region, and the ghost, which I had reason to think was not.
The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
He who has killed an enemy in his own land, is entitled to drag at his heels a fox-skin attached to each moccasin; and he who has slain a grizzly bear, wears a necklace of his claws, the most glorious trophy that a hunter can exhibit.
So he gave me the Magnet and the very next day a grizzly bear ate him.
Ten weary years have I sojourned alone on these naked plains, waiting for my hour, and not a blow have I struck ag'in an enemy more humanised than the grizzly bear.
Indie-folk outfit Grizzly Bear are hitting these shores next week for two Dublin dates.
A hunting adventure for two people in Montana on Monday turned out to be a nightmare when one of them, Tom Sommer, 57, was mauled by a grizzly bear.
Earthjustice is representing the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and National Parks Conservation Association in taking legal action to protect the grizzly bear as the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires.