Bison bison

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bison bison large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
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Usage

In literature:

BASIL AND THE BISON-BULL.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
There was one enormous bison among them.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The narrow strip of land between its twin divisions was literally filled with the bison.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
Just then some one pushed the bison skin aside, and stepped within the residence.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
A legacy from a bison seared his brow.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
The wolf, the bison, the beaver fought the battle out at once to all but the bitter end.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Each night they danced the bison dance and tried to make the bison come.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The puddle hole which he thus makes is called a bison or buffalo wallow.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
It is a matter of great interest that a trypanosome has been found in a death-stricken herd of European bison.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Both are almost extinct, though the Indians have lasted longer than the bison.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
Among the most conspicuous animals met with are the elephant, the bison, the buffalo, and the rhinoceros.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Like the Bison Onitis, the Sisyphus and the Lunary Copris, she enjoys the collaboration of the father.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
No story either of the northwest or its Indian tribes would be complete without mention of the bison.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Thus Champlain almost had a chance to see the bison and the great plains of the West.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
As I gazed westward I could envisage great herds of bison roaming, a lure to men who might come seeking them as food.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The trappers and fur traders of early days in the Rocky Mountain regions lived on bison and beaver meat for months.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
They killed the bison off, 'cept for protected herds, in the Nineteenth Century.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
Men come in with an outfit and ponies, smuggle in a gun or two, and shoot the bison.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
They were associated with the bones of the reindeer, horse and bison, as well as with those of the great cave bear.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The town resembled an ant-hill into which a fleeing bison has planted a foot.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

A fawn beside the bison grim,—
Why turns the bride's fond eye on him,
In whose cold look is naught beside
The triumph of a sullen pride?
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Bison strong and the Indian wild
Have departed from our plains;
The land where they lived has been defiled
By man's greed for worldly gains.
""Lo," The Departed" by Jared Barhite
In his war paint and his beads,
Like a bison among the reeds,
In ambush the Sitting Bull
Lay with three thousand braves
Crouched in the clefts and caves,
Savage, unmerciful!
"The Revenge Of Rain-In-The-Face. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Eagle, stooping from yon snow-blown peaks,
For the wild hunter and the Bison seeks,
In the changed world below; and finds alone
Their graven semblance in the eternal stone.
"Inscription-For the relief" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then my father was strong, whom the years lowly bow,--
A bison could wallow in the grooves of his brow.
He is weak, very old--he can scarcely uptear
A young pine-tree for staff since his legs cease to bear;
"The Giant In Glee" by Victor Marie Hugo
In Muskrat Land the conies leap,
The wavies linger in their flight;
The jewelled, snakelike rivers creep;
The sun, sad rogue, is out all night;
The great wood bison paws the sand,
In Muskrat Land, in Muskrat Land.
"Sunshine" by Robert W Service

In news:

Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Federal officials say they've found the brother of former Denver Nuggets player Bison Dele.
Beef and bison are both on the menu with the latter being grass fed and raised on Ted Turner's ranches.
In a rematch of a 2011 road loss to Auburn University feeder school, Southern Union, the new look Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats launched an attack from long-range Friday afternoon to find redemption against the Lady Bison, 71-70.
Last week, the Oak Cliff retiree finally found something — something big: the skeleton of a bison, possibly prehistoric, in his own backyard.
A calf and her mother graze on the 1,100 acre Windmill Pasture at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City 22 bison now populate the preserve.
Gene Matile is the bison caretaker and manager for the private ranching outfit that runs cattle on portions of the nearly 11,000 acres that make up the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
Jill Soukup, Bison At ' Cha , oil, 76 x 42.
Ashley Bryant scored 14, Miranda Curl added 13 and Newcastle raced past Chandler in the seventh-place game of the Bison Invitational Saturday, 50-25.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve's bison herd brought in for annual checkup .
The animals chosen for cloning include species like jaguar, gray brocket deer, and bison.
Tenth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist cruised to a 3-0 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State Tuesday in the final regular-season volleyball game for the Lady Bison.
Ted Turner to speak at National Bison Conference .
FWP Gets Earful On Bison.
MR ARNOLD DOOD SPEAKING AT THE GLASGOW BISON MEETING.
The Lumberjacks ran 71 offensive plays compared to just 37 for the Bison.
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In science:

There is one other potential complication for combining the BiSON and MDI frequencies.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
This complication arises from the fact that BiSON observations are made of the “Sun as a star”.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
We now go on to provide more detail on the BiSON analysis, and on the important points raised above.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
In § 2.2 we discuss how the long-dataset BiSON frequencies were corrected to the activity level of the 360-day MDI period.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
Then in § 2.3 we explain the inherent mismatch between the BiSON Sun-as-a-star and MDI resolved-Sun data, and the extent to which it is an issue for the frequency data used in our studies, and in § 2.4 we compare the different frequency sets.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
A set of BiSON Sun-as-a-star observations gives a single time series whose power frequency spectrum contains many closely spaced mode peaks.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
We fitted multi-component models to modes in power frequency spectra of the various BiSON datasets to extract estimates of the mode frequencies.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
The MDI-1 mode set has fewer low-degree modes than the BiSON-1 set, and as a result we would expect to see differences between inversion results obtained by the MDI-1 set and those obtained with BiSON sets supplemented by ℓ ≥ 4 modes from the MDI-1 set.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
In order to judge the effect of the number of low-degree modes in the set, we have also inverted data using only those modes of the BiSON-1 set that are also present in the MDI-1 set.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
We call this restricted set the BiSON-1m set for ease of reference.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
Differences between the BiSON-1 and 4752-day BiSON-13 set, shown in panel (c) of Figure 1, are on the whole very small because both sets came from asymmetric-profile fits.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
Some modest bias in the estimation of the frequencies can result, and this will be more severe in the shorter BiSON1 set than in the longer BiSON-13 set because of the inferior frequency resolution of the 360-day BiSON-1 data.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
As can be seen in the figure, the new BiSON-1 set has filled up some of the gaps in the ℓ − n space.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
The relative differences in the squared sound speed between the Sun and model BP04, as obtained with the different BiSON sets, are plotted in Figure 3.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
We can see from the figure that the 1-year BiSON sets combined with ℓ ≥ 4 modes from the MDI 360 day set give very similar results, but that the results are different from those obtained with the MDI-1 set, which is the MDI 360-day set for all degrees.
Fresh insights on the structure of the solar core
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