Beavering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 27 pages
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Use in Literature BeaveringDrink, drink not the round, You'll be drown'd In the source of your sack and your sonnets; Try once more your fate For the King against the State, And go barter your beavers for bonnets.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.Bob was a trapper and hunter; he followed the different branches of these pursuits according to the seasons; at one time he would be trapping beavers and red foxes, at another he would be shooting deer for the value of their hides.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.He told our father by what means the beavers felled large trees, and moved them to the places where they wished to make dams; how they raised to an erect position the poles for their lodges, and how they plastered them so as to keep out rain.ndash;Sabine Baring-Gould in The Book of Were-Wolves.I inquired about some beavers' paws which were drying, and in a moment they hung on the horn of my saddle.ndash;Isabella L. Bird (Mrs Bishop) in Lady's Life in Rocky Mountains.The Fall River has had its source completely altered by the operations of the beavers.ndash;Isabella L. Bird (Mrs Bishop) in Lady's Life in Rocky Mountains.We killed two antelopes, which were very lean, and caught last night two beavers.ndash;Noah Brooks in First Across the Continent.Our servants were two of Sandy's lot, for Blenkiron had very rightly cleared out the Turkish caretakers, and they worked like beavers under Peter's eye, till I reflected I had never been so well looked after in my life.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.Peter had come ashore for a smoke, and we wandered among the battered riverside streets, and looked at the broken arches of the great railway bridge which the Germans were working at like beavers.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.We shoot a batch now and then, but the others go on working like beavers and they do a mighty deal of harm.ndash;John Buchan in Mr. Standfast.In the last century, a colony of beavers dwelt here, though the oldest inhabitant cannot now point to even the traditional site of their dams. The ancient hemlocks, whither I propose to take the reader, are rich in many things besides birds.ndash;John Burroughs in Wake-Robin.

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