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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sewellel  \Se*wel"lel\,  n.  [Of  American  Indian  origin.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  peculiar  gregarious  burrowing  rodent  ({Haplodon  rufus}), 
  native  of  the  coast  region  of  the  Northwestern  United  States. 
  It  somewhat  resembles  a  muskrat  or  marmot,  but  has  only  a 
  rudimentary  tail.  Its  head  is  broad,  its  eyes  are  small  and 
  its  fur  is  brownish  above,  gray  beneath.  It  constitutes  the 
  family  {Haplodontid[ae]}.  Called  also  {boomer},  {showt'l}, 
  and  {mountain  beaver}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boomer  \Boom"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  booms. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  North  American  rodent,  so  named  because  it  is 
  said  to  make  a  booming  noise.  See  {Sewellel}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  large  male  kangaroo. 
 
  4.  One  who  works  up  a  ``boom''.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boomer 
  n  :  a  member  of  the  baby  boom  generation  in  the  1950s;  "they 
  expanded  the  schools  for  a  generation  of  baby  boomers" 
  [syn:  {baby  boomer}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Boomer,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28606 




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