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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badger  \Badg"er\,  n.  [Of  uncertain  origin;  perh.  fr  an  old  verb 
  badge  to  lay  up  provisions  to  sell  again.] 
  An  itinerant  licensed  dealer  in  commodities  used  for  food;  a 
  hawker;  a  huckster;  --  formerly  applied  especially  to  one  who 
  bought  grain  in  one  place  and  sold  it  in  another.  [Now 
  dialectic,  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badger  \Badg"er\,  n.  [OE.  bageard  prob.  fr  badge  +  -ard,  in 
  reference  to  the  white  mark  on  its  forehead.  See  {Badge},n.] 
  1.  A  carnivorous  quadruped  of  the  genus  {Meles}  or  of  an 
  allied  genus.  It  is  a  burrowing  animal,  with  short,  thick 
  legs,  and  long  claws  on  the  fore  feet.  One  species  ({M. 
  vulgaris}),  called  also  {brock},  inhabits  the  north  of 
  Europe  and  Asia;  another  species  ({Taxidea  Americana  or 
  Labradorica})  inhabits  the  northern  parts  of  North 
  America.  See  {Teledu}. 
 
  2.  A  brush  made  of  badgers'  hair,  used  by  artists. 
 
  {Badger  dog}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Dachshund}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badger  \Badg"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Badgered}  (?);p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Badgering}.]  [For  sense  1,  see  2d  {Badger};  for  2, 
  see  1st  {Badger}.] 
  1.  To  tease  or  annoy,  as  a  badger  when  baited;  to  worry  or 
  irritate  persistently. 
 
  2.  To  beat  down  to  cheapen;  to  barter;  to  bargain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  badger 
  n  :  sturdy  carnivorous  burrowing  mammal  with  strong  claws  widely 
  distributed  in  the  northern  hemisphere 
  v  1:  annoy  persistently;  "The  children  teased  the  boy  because  of 
  his  stammer"  [syn:  {tease},  {harass},  {pester},  {bug},  {beleaguer}] 
  2:  persuade  through  constant  efforts 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Badger,  IA  (city,  FIPS  4195) 
  Location:  42.61231  N,  94.14260  W 
  Population  (1990):  569  (214  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50516 
  Badger,  MN  (city,  FIPS  3160) 
  Location:  48.77609  N,  96.02071  W 
  Population  (1990):  381  (176  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56714 
  Badger,  SD  (town,  FIPS  3060) 
  Location:  44.48571  N,  97.20940  W 
  Population  (1990):  114  (53  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57214 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Badger 
  this  word  is  found  in  Ex  25:5;  26:14;  35:7,  23;  36:19;  39:34; 
  Num.  4:6,  etc  The  tabernacle  was  covered  with  badgers'  skins; 
  the  shoes  of  women  were  also  made  of  them  (Ezek.  16:10).  Our 
  translators  seem  to  have  been  misled  by  the  similarity  in  sound 
  of  the  Hebrew  _tachash_  and  the  Latin  _taxus_,  "a  badger."  The 
  revisers  have  correctly  substituted  "seal  skins."  The  Arabs  of 
  the  Sinaitic  peninsula  apply  the  name  _tucash_  to  the  seals  and 
  dugongs  which  are  common  in  the  Red  Sea,  and  the  skins  of  which 
  are  largely  used  as  leather  and  for  sandals.  Though  the  badger 
  is  common  in  Palestine,  and  might  occur  in  the  wilderness,  its 
  small  hide  would  have  been  useless  as  a  tent  covering.  The 
  dugong,  very  plentiful  in  the  shallow  waters  on  the  shores  of 
  the  Red  Sea,  is  a  marine  animal  from  12  to  30  feet  long, 
  something  between  a  whale  and  a  seal,  never  leaving  the  water, 
  but  very  easily  caught.  It  grazes  on  seaweed,  and  is  known  by 
  naturalists  as  Halicore  tabernaculi 
 




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