grizzly bear
Turkey-trot Tur"key-trot`, n. An eccentric ragtime dance, danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot, followed by a drop upon the heel. The original form, owning to the positions assumed by the dancers, is offensively suggestive. Similar dances are the

{bunny hug} and

{grizzly bear}, so called in allusion to the movements and the positions assumed by the partners in dancing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • grizzly bear — UK [ˌɡrɪzlɪ ˈbeə(r)] / US [ˈɡrɪzlɪ ˌber] or grizzly UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grizzly bear : singular grizzly bear plural grizzly bears a very large bear with brown fur that lives in the mountains of the north western US …   English dictionary

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  • Grizzly Bear — ist die englische Bezeichnung für den Grizzlybären der Name einer US amerikanischen Rockband, siehe Grizzly Bear (Band) eine kanadische Silbermünze, siehe Grizzly Bear (Silbermünze) Siehe auch: Grizzly (Begriffsklärung) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grizzly bear — Grizzly Griz zly, a. Somewhat gray; grizzled. [1913 Webster] Old squirrels that turn grizzly. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Grizzly bear} (Zo[ o]l.), a large and ferocious bear ({Ursus horribilis}) of Western North America and the Rocky Mountains. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grizzly bear — [ US ˈ.. .] n also grizzly [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: grizzly gray (16 20 centuries) from Old French grisel; GRIZZLED] a very large bear that lives in the northwest of North America …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grizzly bear — ► NOUN ▪ a large variety of brown bear often having white tipped fur, native to western North America. ORIGIN grizzly from GRIZZLED(Cf. ↑grizzled) …   English terms dictionary

  • grizzly bear — n. [ GRIZZLY + BEAR2: infl. by assoc. with GRISLY] a large, brown bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) of W North America, having long front claws …   English World dictionary

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  • Grizzly Bear — Taxobox name = Grizzly Bear status = LC status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px image caption = Ursus arctos horribilis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Ursidae genus = Ursus species = U.… …   Wikipedia

  • grizzly bear — a large North American brown bear, Ursus (arctos) horribilis, with coarse, gray tipped brown fur, once widespread in the western part of the continent as far south as northern Mexico but now restricted to some regions of Alaska, western Canada,… …   Universalium

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