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  • Baby moose
    Baby moose
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moose large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
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A group of moose A group of moose

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."
    • moose (Zoöl) A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. Alces machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoölogists is considered the same species. See Elk.
    • moose A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.
    • moose A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Alaska it is against the laww to look at a moose from an airplane.
    • n moose An animal of the family Cervidæ, the Cervus alces or Alces malchis of those who hold that it is the same as the elk of Europe; the moose-deer of America, by some considered specifically distinct from the elk of Europe, and then called Alces americana. It is the largest animal of its kind in America, and corresponds to the elk of Europe, being very different from the American elk or wapiti, Elaphus (Cervus) canadensis. The male may attain the height of 17 hands, and weigh 1, 000 pounds or more. The form is very ungainly, with humped withers and sloping quarters, and a very heavy, unshapely head. The horns are enormous and completely palmate, with many short points. A kind of bag or pouch hangs from the throat. The limbs are thick, with broad hoofs; the tail is very short; the ears are large and slouching; and the muzzle is very broad, with a thick pendulous upper lip. The color is brown of variable shade. The female is hornless, and much smaller and more slightly built than the male. The moose inhabits the northernmost part of the United States, as northern New England, and much of British America. The cut at elk is an equally good figure of the moose.
    • n moose The Alaskan moose has been described as a new species, Alces gigas, distinguished by its larger teeth and antlers, and by other characteristics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone's ear while they are moose hunting.
    • n Moose mōōs the largest deer of America, resembling the European elk.
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  • Woody Allen
    “Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah,; Algonquin monse,. Mackenzie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Algonkin musu.


In literature:

Now that Francois says so, I do believe he looked pretty much on the order of a monstrous moose bull.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
My moose-hide breeches froze solid the moment I scrambled out, but not a drop of water got to my feet.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
I belong to the Moose Patrol of Vancouver.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
This is true not only of the elk, but also of the reindeer, the moose, and many other species of deer.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The elk, the moose, the bison, or wild-horse, if caught, is instantly killed.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Bears and wolves, reindeer and moose, and many other animals which the Indians love to hunt, exist in large numbers.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
It tells its own story pretty well also, but no Indian chief gets any moose, or calls for his gun there, any more.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
To get these, they wade into the lakes and rivers like the moose, and, like them, are good swimmers.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
In Canada, and northward to the shores of the Arctic Sea, wherever timber is plenteous, the great moose deer dwell.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
While I sit around guessing I'm a man because I know a jack-rabbit from a bull-moose.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
You have not shot a moose yet.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
This makes the seventh year I've tried to get a moose; and the odd trick has gone against me every time.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
We'll have a try-out in private and if you're the moose I think you are you can break him in two!
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
We left Gray Moose with his friends, and pushed on, refusing an invitation to spend the night.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
I han't killed a moose for three weeks an' more.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was true that the moose had passed that way, leaving their great footprints in the dying grass.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
So he changed himself into a dead moose, and lay down on the grass.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
The largest deer is the moose deer, which is often seven feet high.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
There are deer and moose in it, and 'lucivees.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
One of the riflemen of Captain Hendricks' company this day killed a young Moose, which weighed about 200 lbs.
"An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut" by Abner Stocking

In poetry:

Leave me in the Great Lone Country,
For I shall not be afraid
With the shy moose and the beaver
There within my scarlet shade.
"The Grave-Tree" by Bliss William Carman
She crap for days aboot the hoose,
Dull-futtit and hert-sair,
Aye keekin oot like a hungert moose—
But Johnnie was na there!
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
And at midnicht she gaed but the hoose
Aye steekin dure and dure.
Whan the goud cock crew, quaiet as a moose
She cam creepin ower the flure.
"Halloween" by George MacDonald
Go to the Wild that waits for me;
Go where the moose and the musk-ox be;
Go to the wolf and the secret snows;
Go to my fate . . . who knows, who knows!
"The Nostomaniac" by Robert W Service
When next morn the sun's first rays
Glistened on the hemlock sprays,
Straight that lodge the old chief sought,
And boiled sainp and moose meat brought.
"Rise and eat, my son!" he said.
Lo, he found the poor boy dead!
"How The Robin Came" by John Greenleaf Whittier
So Riley Dooleyvitch went back and worked upon his claim;
He ditched and drifted, sunk and stoped, with one unswerving aim;
And when his poke of raw moose-hide with dust began to swell,
He bought and laid it at the feet of Touch-the-Button Nell.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

Sarah Palin's New Tote Bag : 'Real Women Hunt Moose.
MONDAY 9-ball: The Moose Family Center offers 9-ball every Monday at 7:30 pm Members and guests only.
He was the first Afternoon drive time DJ when the Moose arrived onto the Bozeman scene 20 years ago.
Eastern moose are on the move to Connecticut, but some wildlife experts say life here is hardly a sanctuary for one of North America's largest land mammals.
From left, Charity Barnes, 9-year-old Kyra Ward and Nicole Ward take their dogs, Moose and Patches, for a walk around Stephens Lake Park on Monday.
The Walkaway Waffle at Tropical Moose Shaved Ice.
Moose Gilbert of Pawcatuck loves helping patients heal at the Wound Clinic at Westerly Hospital.
State plans spring wildland fires southwest of Delta to improve moose habitat.
State officials hope to burn a total of about 1,500 acres southwest of Delta in May or early June as part of a research project to improve moose habitat.
It was the night a 28-year-old writer named Arthur Bicknell opened his first (and last) Broadway play, a mystery-farce called Moose.
Like a moose in the headlights.
The 22nd annual Thanksgiving Eve Sports Card and Sports Memorabilia Show will take place Nov 21, 5-10 pm, at the Johnstown Moose Club.
The Moose Lodge of South Lake Tahoe will present its 10th annual Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Baron on Sunday, Sept 16.
A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Moose International Director General and CEO William Airey by a South Carolina man claiming Airey sexually abused him in 1980, when he was 12.
This is the second year the Manatawny Association of Pottstown is sponsoring the annual holiday projects, started by Pottstown Moose Lodge 369 some 25 years ago.

In science:

In moose models, the electroweak sector of the SM is embedded into a theory with a product global symmetry, GN, which is broken by a set of condensates transforming as bi-fundamental representations under Gi ×Gj for pair (i,j).
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
As a generic feature of the moose models, it is a two-Higgs doublet model at low energy.
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
The mass splitting among the triplet components give large contributions to the ρ parameter, which occurs in the SO(5) moose model.
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
The precision EW constrains in the minimal moose model have been investigated in Ref. 36, in which f is found to be very severely constrained.
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
Dominici, Moose models with vanishing s parameter, Phys.
The fifth dimension as an analogue computer for strong interactions at the LHC
The developer acknowledges the presence of untested components, explaining that he did not see the need to test the generated components cpp2famix.metamodel.famix and cpp2famix.metamodel.moose.
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites
Tanabashi, “Electroweak corrections and unitarity in linear moose models,” Phys.
Technicolor Signals at the LHC
The model is a modification of the “minimal moose” models by Arkani-Hamed et al. and Cheng and Low.
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
Therefore the hierarchy of scales can be realized without fine-tuning the parameters in the Higgs potential. A simple implementation of this mechanism is given by the “minimal moose” model of Ref. .
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
On the other hand, it was recently shown that a different construction of the parity in moose models leads to a parity-even WZW term .
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
In this article we adopt the idea of Ref. for the “minimal moose” model in order to construct a fully realistic model which reproduces the Standard Model as a low-energy theory, admits electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB), is consistent with electroweak precision constraints, and has a viable dark matter candidate.
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
Actually since the gauge interactions are either on the left or on the right side of the moose diagram, no large mass is generated for any of the Goldstone fields from these interactions.
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
For each SM flavor two doublets of left-handed fermions are introduced, located at the two sites of the moose diagram.
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
The small tree-level value for mh is not an artifact of our implementation of X-parity, but would also arise in earlier versions of the minimal moose model in Refs. [1, 2, 4].
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity
For values of f near 1 TeV, several of the new particles predicted by the minimal moose model with exact X-parity are within reach of the LHC.
A Little Higgs Model with Exact Dark Matter Parity