• WordNet 3.6
    • n grison carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grison (Zoöl) A South American animal of the family Mustelidae (Galictis vittata). It is about two feet long, exclusive of the tail. Its under parts are black. Also called South American glutton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grison An animal of the genus Galictis, G. vittata or Guiana marten, a plantigrade carnivorous quadruped of the subfamily Mustelinœ, inhabiting South America. It is made by J. E. Gray the type of a genus Grisonia. See cut under Galictis.
    • n grison A kind of sapajou, the Lagothrix canus of Geoffroy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. grison, gray, gray-haired, gris, gray. See Gris


In literature:

I can go nowhere in Grisons without meeting you.
"Samuel Brohl & Company" by Victor Cherbuliez
Yonder, I believe, I see the Grisons, where Freedom sits.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
The rumor of this arrangement roused the Huguenots, the Genevese, the Swiss, and the Grisons.
"The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
August 30, Molitor defeated the Austrian generals, Jellachich and Luiken, and drove them back into the Grisons.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
The Grisons 100 62 800,000 Lutherans and Papists.
"An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the" by William Carey
She was born at Coire, in the Grisons.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
AL`BULA, Swiss mountain pass in the canton of Grisons, 7595 ft. high.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Travels in Switzerland, and in the country of the Grisons, by the Rev.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
The Italian territory of the Valteline had for ages been subject to the Grison League.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
Taken during a Pedestrian Tour in the Italian, Grison, Swiss and Savoyard Alps.
"Early Reviews of English Poets" by John Louis Haney
The Valtelline slipped from the hands of the Grisons early in this century.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Hartmodus was Abbot of St. Gall in the Grisons from A.D. 872 to 874.
"Notes and Queries, Number 71, March 8, 1851" by Various
I go to get my 'grison' saddled, and I ride away.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
It is ridiculous to imagine that there must be more virtue in a Grison than in a Spaniard.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The grison lives on small mammals and birds, and in settled districts is destructive to poultry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Suddenly the French general found himself surrounded by hostile troops from the Grisons, and was compelled to capitulate (1637).
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
The ears of this Grison are short.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
It rises at an elevation of 7800 ft., in a small lake under the Piz Longhino, in the Swiss canton of the Grisons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
And when we go down into the canton of Les Grisons, we will botanize.
"Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)" by Charles Paul de Kock
He was the leader of the conspiracy which broke out in 1637, and resulted in the expulsion of Rohan and the French from the Grisons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various

In science:

The two data sets were searched for Cepheids with Fourier analysis (Grison 1994) and phase dispersion minimisation techniques (Schwarzenberg-Czerny 1989).
The effect of metallicity on the Cepheid distance scale and its implications for the Hubble constant ($H_0$) determination
Some observational evidence of KAW is, indeed, available in the solar wind and the magnetosphere (Bale et al. 2005; Grison et al. 2005, see further discussion in § 8.2.4).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Individual KAW have, indeed, been detected in space plasmas (e.g., Grison et al. 2005).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas