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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj grizzly showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge","nodded his hoary head"
    • n grizzly powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grizzly (Zoöl) A grizzly bear. See under Grizzly a.
    • Grizzly In hydraulic mining, gratings used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices.
    • a Grizzly Somewhat gray; grizzled. "Old squirrels that turn grizzly ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grizzly Somewhat gray; grayish.
    • n grizzly ; pl. grizzlies (-liz). 1. The grizzly bear, Ursus horribilis. See I.
    • n grizzly In mining: An arrangement in the sluices used in washing auriferous gravel for receiving and throwing out the large stones carried down by the current.
    • n grizzly In Australia, a coarse grating of timber for separating large pieces of quartz from the decomposed rock with which they are associated, in some of the forms of granitic dikes containing auriferous quartz peculiar to that region.
    • n grizzly A machine used for breaking coal or other material to a moderately small size.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grizzly of a gray colour
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. grisel—Fr. gris, gray—Mid. High Ger. grís, gray, Ger. greis.


In literature:

As Regnar concluded, a grizzly-haired sealer from Kitty Vitty seized him by the hand.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
Elwood inquired whether they had met any grizzly bears.
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
Finding his feet slightly trammelled, the grizzly tried to move off, but of course trod on the net, tripped, and rolled over.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
In the distance, on a wooded eminence, sat a huge grizzly bear.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
Of course Leather shouted and struggled at first, but as well might a kitten have struggled in the grip of a grizzly bear.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
On turning a rocky point his heart suddenly bounded into his throat, for there, not thirty yards distant, stood a huge grizzly bear!
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
On the summit of the precipice at his back stood, or rather sat, one of the natives of the country, in the shape of a grizzly-bear.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
Grizzly bears are, however, remarkably tenacious of life.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
What if it should prove to be a grizzly bear?
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
Wild hogs are covered with stiff, dark brown hair, which gets grizzly with age, and is more upright along the back.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
I had never before faced a grizzly.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
This was twenty years after these people had been taught by Grizzly Bear.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
But he knew that the grip of Slade's thick arms would be as dangerous as the hug of a grizzly.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Our good friend Grizzly Pete, of Frozen Dog, understands the real vacation when he says.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Not far from the geysers Old Rocks was engaged in a hand-to-hand encounter with a huge grizzly bear!
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
The grizzly bear shows no fear of man.
"The Young Miner" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
I think they rank in size next to the grizzly bear of the Rocky Mountains.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
It is said that the grizzly bear, who is a very strict mother, often spanks her cubs when she herself has done something foolish.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
Not Grizzly Bear, I hope!
"The Tale of Ferdinand Frog" by Arthur Scott Bailey
I was camping on this side of Grizzly River, and he stayed to eat with me.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall

In poetry:

Merrily, merrily, sing the crew;
Dusky and grim are they,
Against the islands soft and blue
And the grizzly ocean spray.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
The Grizzly Bear is huge and wild
It has devoured the little child.
The little child is unaware
It has been eaten by the bear.
"The Grizzly Bear" by A E Housman
A dog, a parrot, a guinea hen,
Warriors, elephants, Indian men,
A salvation army, a grizzly bear,
Are all at once in the nursery there.
"Bedlam Town" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"And then--you see that rock that's grown so bristly
With chapparal and tan--
Suthin crep' out: it might hev been a grizzly
It might hev been a man;
"The Hawk's Nest" by Francis Bret Harte
Then he rode o'er a rise and battin' his eyes,
A-lookin' down into a swale,
He'd come to the lair of a she grizzly bear,
And she was a-holdin' the trail.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
"Suthin that howled, and gnashed its teeth, and shouted
In smoke and dust and flame;
Suthin that sprang into the depths about it,
Grizzly or man,--but game!
"The Hawk's Nest" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

TORONTO (AP) — Rudy Gay's (FSY) timing was perfect for the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Town Pump/Townsquare Media Grizzly Viewing Party filled the seats at Caras Park Saturday.
Grizzly Bear Hit the Ice in 'Yet Again'.
Grizzlies suitor Robert Pera has silent supporter in estranged father.
Robert Pera is currently in the process of purchasing the Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley is insistent that guard Allen Iverson left the team Saturday to return to his home in Atlanta for personal reasons, not because he's upset about not starting.
The Alaska Aces held off the Utah Grizzlies 2 - 1 in a shootout thriller Saturday evening at the Sullivan Arena.
The Aces were unable to score but still outshot the Grizzlies 16-6.
As Creekview closes out its Region 7AAAAA (A) schedule tonight at North Springs, it's doubtful that the Grizzlies could have drawn a more perfect opponent than North Springs.
ELK GROVE — The last few seasons the road to the Sierra Delta League title went through Bradshaw Christian but after Friday's 28-14 road win by Golden Sierra, the Grizzlies find themselves in front with a 2-0 record.
Memphis Grizzlies consultant and founder Aaron Barzilai got to talking about HoopIdea and tanking with his friend Mike Martin.
Just as it was a good thing that the Memphis Grizzlies tanked the last couple of games of the 2010-2011 NBA season, ensuring they'd meet the San Antonio Spurs instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs.
The main ceremony, Saturday May 14 at 10am, will be outdoors at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, with Commencement Speaker Tom Brokaw.
Animal lovers are discovering the grizzly side of taxidermy after a Facebook page was launched documenting the world's worst attempts.
NBA disciplinary officials have reviewed the technical foul Dwight Howard received Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies and have determined that the technical will not be rescinded, a league spokesman told the Orlando Sentinel.