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beaver

a large, 2 ft, aquatic rodent with webbed feet, a broad flat tail and thick fur. It lives in lodges constructed of timber and mud. It dams streams by accumulating logs. Called also Castor canadensis. There is also a European beaver, C. fiber.

beaver fever
giardiasis.
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71) An expanding British middle class, seeking to emulate aristocratic manners, was consuming an ever expanding array of goods, including beaver hats.
At one end of the subject they present a brief history of the European felting industry and of the popularity of the beaver hat.
But the First Minister, who wore a beaver hat at the bash, didn't tell firms about the loan.
In order to keep his vital daily journal safe as he hacked through jungles and swum across rivers he kept it under his tightly fitting beaver hat.
The beaver was locally so abundant up to the Middle Ages that it even supported a beaver hat industry, based in Carmarthen and at Tregaron.
in his traditional clothing and returning home in a military outfit and wearing a high-crowned beaver hat with a broad silver lace band, mounted with a two foot high red feather (Figure 1).
To help disguise Ellen, William bought her dark green eyeglasses and a tall beaver hat.
Perhaps Mac was wearing his dead beaver hat against the cold but had it on the wrong way round.
Traditionally, many schoolgirls wore a pais a betgwn (petticoat and overcoat made of flannel) and a tall beaver hat, worn over a frilled white bonnet.