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beaver


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beaver  \Bea"ver\,  n.  [OE.  baviere  bauier  beavoir  bever;  fr 
  F.  bavi[`e]re,  fr  bave  slaver,  drivel,  foam,  OF.,  prattle, 
  drivel,  perh.  orig.  an  imitative  word  Bavi[`e]re,  according 
  to  Cotgrave  is  the  bib  put  before  a  (slavering)  child.] 
  That  piece  of  armor  which  protected  the  lower  part  of  the 
  face,  whether  forming  a  part  of  the  helmet  or  fixed  to  the 
  breastplate.  It  was  so  constructed  (with  joints  or  otherwise) 
  that  the  wearer  could  raise  or  lower  it  to  eat  and  drink. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beaver  \Bea"ver\,  n.  [OE.  bever,  AS  beofer  befer;  akin  to  D. 
  bever,  OHG.  bibar  G.  biber,  Sw  b["a]fver,  Dan.  b[ae]ver, 
  Lith.  bebru  Russ.  bobr',  Gael.  beabhar  Corn.  befer,  L. 
  fiber,  and  Skr.  babhrus  large  ichneumon;  also  as  an  adj., 
  brown,  the  animal  being  probably  named  from  its  color.  ?253. 
  See  {Brown}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  amphibious  rodent,  of  the  genus  {Castor}. 
 
  Note:  It  has  palmated  hind  feet,  and  a  broad,  flat  tail.  It 
  is  remarkable  for  its  ingenuity  in  constructing  its 
  valued  for  its  fur,  and  for  the  material  called  castor, 
  obtained  from  two  small  bags  in  the  groin  of  the 
  animal.  The  European  species  is  {Castor  fiber},  and  the 
  American  is  generally  considered  a  variety  of  this 
  although  sometimes  called  {Castor  Canadensis}. 
 
  2.  The  fur  of  the  beaver. 
 
  3.  A  hat,  formerly  made  of  the  fur  of  the  beaver,  but  now 
  usually  of  silk. 
 
  A  brown  beaver  slouched  over  his  eyes.  --Prescott. 
 
  4.  Beaver  cloth,  a  heavy  felted  woolen  cloth,  used  chiefly 
  for  making  overcoats. 
 
  {Beaver  rat}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  aquatic  ratlike  quadruped  of 
  Tasmania  ({Hydromys  chrysogaster}). 
 
  {Beaver  skin},  the  furry  skin  of  the  beaver. 
 
  {Bank  beaver}.  See  under  1st  {Bank}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beaver 
  n  1:  the  soft  brown  fur  of  the  beaver 
  2:  a  full  beard 
  3:  a  man's  hat  with  a  tall  crown;  usually  covered  with  beaver 
  or  silk  [syn:  {dress  hat},  {high  hat},  {opera  hat},  {silk 
  hat},  {stovepipe},  {top  hat},  {topper}] 
  4:  a  movable  piece  of  armor  on  a  medieval  helmet  used  to 
  protect  the  lower  face 
  5:  a  hat  made  of  beaver  fur  or  similar  material  [syn:  {castor}] 
  6:  large  semiaquatic  rodent  with  webbed  hind  feet  and  a  broad 
  flat  tail;  construct  complex  dams  and  underwater  lodges 
  v  :  work  hard  on  something  [syn:  {beaver  away}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Beaver,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  5750) 
  Location:  66.33420  N,  147.31466  W 
  Population  (1990):  103  (52  housing  units) 
  Area:  49.8  sq  km  (land),  11.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99724 
  Beaver,  AR  (town,  FIPS  4540) 
  Location:  36.47612  N,  93.77274  W 
  Population  (1990):  57  (30  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Beaver,  IA  (city,  FIPS  5185) 
  Location:  42.03783  N,  94.14086  W 
  Population  (1990):  46  (28  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50031 
  Beaver,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  67517 
  Beaver,  OH  (village,  FIPS  4696) 
  Location:  39.03236  N,  82.82523  W 
  Population  (1990):  336  (133  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45613 
  Beaver,  OK  (city,  FIPS  4750) 
  Location:  36.81450  N,  100.52388  W 
  Population  (1990):  1584  (817  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Beaver,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97108 
  Beaver,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  4688) 
  Location:  40.69290  N,  80.30751  W 
  Population  (1990):  5028  (2365  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  15009 
  Beaver,  UT  (city,  FIPS  4060) 
  Location:  38.27900  N,  112.63977  W 
  Population  (1990):  1998  (775  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  84713 
  Beaver,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  98305 
  Beaver,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54114 
  Beaver,  WV  (CDP,  FIPS  5260) 
  Location:  37.74050  N,  81.15090  W 
  Population  (1990):  1244  (562  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  25813 




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