• WordNet 3.6
    • n badgering the act of harassing someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
    • Badgering The act of one who badgers.
    • Badgering The practice of buying wheat and other kinds of food in one place and selling them in another for a profit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Badgers and coyotes hunt ground squirrels together. The badger tracks the squirrel and digs into its tunnels, and the coyote catches it when it tries to escape.
    • n badgering In England, the practice of buying corn or victuals in one place and selling them in another for profit: once restricted by statute.
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Mad as a badger - If someone is as mad as a badger, they are crazy.


In literature:

Another instance is found in a tale of certain men transformed to badgers.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
The talk dragged along little by little and Flossie began badgering young Haight.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
That was an old badger.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
Do you think I brought you down here to be moral instructor to young Bourne, you grey old badger?
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
This badger was the heir to his crown and dignity.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
One door led into the home where lived Simes Badger when off duty at the light house.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
They were the voices of Mr. Fox and Mr. Badger.
"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
When Mr. Badger removed to Washington, he took with him among other slaves this family; and Freeman removed also to that city.
"The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C." by Lunsford Lane
From that time forth the badger came no more to the hut.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
When he got to the mountains he saw a badger.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
I'm not going to badger him into nice manners, and I'm going to be just as much amused with him as anybody is.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
Badger, George E., 215.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
The criminal statistics of Badger county show that in that single year more marriages occurred than in any decade before or since.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
Should a teacher ever indulge in screeching, nagging, hectoring, badgering, or sarcasm, she would find herself ostracized.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Badger would not assault me that way, for Badger is a man!
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
She got round me, badgering me, till I didn't know where I was.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Hugh Badger was foremost, and within a yard of him.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
A cow thus marked is called in Scotland a boasand cow, and from the same word comes the obsolete bawson, badger.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Ground Squirrel had awakened and heard the sound of Benny Badger's digging.
"The Tale of Benny Badger" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Howell and Mr. Badger, who had just joined the guerrillas as independents, spent the day with me.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson

In poetry:

The hawk is for the hill, he cried,
The badger for the glen;
The otter for the river-pools
Amen, amen, amen!
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
He has hare's eyes, a long face rimmed
Around with badger-grey;
Aimless, like cries of mountain birds
The tunes he has to play
"The Tin-Whistle Player" by Padraic Colum
When cuckoos call from the green gloom
Where dark, shelving forests loom;
When foxes bark beside the gate,
And the grey badger seeks his mate
"Viroconium" by Mary Webb
Can be so battered, badgered and destroyed
That he's a loveless man: gay bells bring laughter
That shakes a mouldering cobweb from the rafter;
And yet the saddest chimes are best enjoyed.
"The Dedication To A Book Of Stories Selected From The Irish Novelists" by William Butler Yeats
Night veiled the pole: all seemed secure:
When, led by instinct sharp and sure,
Subsistence to provide,
A beast forth sallied on the scout,
Long backed, long tailed, with whiskered snout,
And badger-coloured hide.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bullfinch" by William Cowper

In news:

For the first time in awhile, the Badger basketball team has some questions and last night a hot-shooting Florida team made them pay.
Despite causing 20 turnovers the Badgers lost to the Gators 74-56.
GREENBRIER — The Beebe Badgers ran the ball 62 times on Friday night and only six of them went for more than 10 yards.
It's because, for several years, they've been badgered about peafowl in a small area of Martinez.
Big Foot football wins 38th straight, Badger blanks Falcons.
Barry Alvarez, now the Wisconsin athletics director, was 3-0 in Rose Bowls as the Badgers coach before he left the job after the 2005 season.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will earn $118, 500 for returning to the sidelines to coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl and a win against Stanford will mean a $50,000 bonus.
Badgers Win 9th Straight 98-40.
Wisconsin Badgers football team, and we're all better for it.
Schools are closed Monday in about three dozen northwest Wisconsin districts, as a result of the major snowstorm that hit most of the Badger State Sunday and Sunday night.
Badgers 2012 Season Recap Photo Galleries.
Forget that the Beavers upset the No 13 Badgers.
The Illini ended Wisconsin's 14-game winning streak at home this afternoon, defeating the Badgers 31-26.
The SS Badger 's permit expires Dec 19.
The Badger 's season is over, but Lake Express officials and environmentalists have said the Badger must stop dumping an estimated 500 tons of coal ash a season into the lake and find a new and cleaner way to power the vessel.

In science:

It turns out to be precisely the form proposed by Montroll and Badger to unify the Verhulst ( ˜q = 1) and Gompertz ( ˜q = 0) one-species population dynamics model.
Generalized exponential function and discrete growth models
Many earlier works have already borrowed concepts from the theory of the Ising models and of phase transitions to model social interactions and organization, e.g. (Follmer, 1974; Callen and Shapero, 1974; Montroll and Badger, 1974).
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Khoze) and also external EW vector bosons (Bern et al) and Higgs particles (Dixon, Glover, Khoze, Badger et al).
Concluding Talk: QCD 2005
This example is taken from a very stimulating study by Montroll and Badger (1974, p.200).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
Badger, Mathematical models as a tool for the social science, ed. B. J.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution
Badger, Frellersvig and Zhang have explicitly shown that the number of independent 10-denominator independent integrals identified through the integrand decomposition of the three-loop four-point ladder amplitudes is significantly reduced by using integration-by-parts identities .
Integrand-Reduction for Two-Loop Scattering Amplitudes through Multivariate Polynomial Division