grizzle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v grizzle complain whiningly
    • v grizzle be in a huff; be silent or sullen
    • n grizzle a grey wig
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grizzle Gray; a gray color; a mixture of white and black.
    • v. t. & i Grizzle To make or become grizzly, or grayish. "Hardship of the way such as would grizzle little children.""I found myself on the Nubian desert shaking hands with a grizzling man whom men addressed as Collins Bey."
    • v. i. & t Grizzle To worry; to fret; to bother; grumble. "Don't sit grizzling there."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grizzle Gray; a gray color; a mixture of white and black.
    • n grizzle A species of wig.
    • n grizzle An old or gray-haired person.
    • grizzle Grizzly; gray.
    • grizzle To grow gray or grizzly; become gray-haired.
    • n grizzle In brickmaking, a badly burned second-quality brick of a grayish color.
    • grizzle To laugh or grin; show the teeth like a dog; snarl.
    • grizzle To grumble; complain; whine; fret.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grizzle griz′l a gray colour
    • n Grizzle the grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis) of the Rocky Mountains
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gris,: cf. grisaille, hair partly gray, fr. gris, gray. See Gris, and cf. Grisaille

Usage

In literature:

Wise talking to the captain and the first officer, there being a grizzled old seaman conversing with Bucephalus at a short distance.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island" by Cyril Burleigh
Boston tried to resume the camp-fire stories, but the grizzled hunter was thinking of something else and replied with monosyllables.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
His head was grizzled an iron-grey but the hair at the temples was white as driven snow.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
He was a short man, with grizzled hair.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
Tell, oh, tell me, Grizzled-Face, Do your heart and head keep pace?
"The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics" by Various
Near him sat a thick-set grizzled man, with deep eyes; and this was Hanford Owens, county judge.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
Leaning on his spade, Schmetz stared at us, shaking his grizzled head.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Solomon saluted and stopped the grizzled hero of many a great adventure.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
It put a warm glow over the tired and grizzled face of the old year.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
His face was blurred with a gray grizzle of beard.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
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In poetry:

With a shout the grizzled sailors rose
Cursing the years of sick repose,
And they who spake in tongues unknown
Gladly reverted to their own.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker
What's yonder?— Grizzled Dyphwys dim:
The triple-hummocked Giant's stool,
Hoar messmate, hobs and nobs with him
To halve the bowl of Penmaen Pool.
"Penmaen Pool" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Forty times over let Michaelmas pass,
Grizzling hair the brain doth clear;
Then you know a boy is an ass,
Then you know the worth of a lass,
Once you have come to Forty Year.
"The Age of Wisdom" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Oh, scattered the world through to-day they must be,
And some sleeping sound in the deeps of the sea;
And some will be old men grown grizzled and lame,
That were lads like myself in that clipper of fame.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith
Alack! one night at Ranelagh
The pretty Sly-boots fell a-blushing;
And all the mettled bloods looked round
To see what caused that telltale flushing.
Up stepped a grizzled Poet Fellow
To dance with Pam a saltarello.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
Sweet Pam she bridled, blushed and smiled -
The wild thing loved and could but show it!
Mayhap some day you'll see in town
Pamela and her grizzled Poet.
Forsooth he taught the rogue her duty,
And won her faith, her love, her beauty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz

In news:

' Alligator ' Dave Grizzle is bringing his skate deck art to Dallas, saying 'Nobody's doing what I do'.
If the " Alligator " nickname suggests anything, the opening for Dave Grizzle's new visual artwork stands to be one part gallery show and two parts rockin' fiesta.
The new Eshleman will probably have a pub, and it might be called the Bear 's Lair, but it won't be in the same spot as the old Bear 's Lair and it will not likely have the same grizzled, friendly ambience.
Rockstar Games' grizzled hero takes aim in Max Payne 3.
Denver snapped the Memphis Grizzles' eight-game winning streak with a 97-92 victory over the NBA's hottest team on Monday.
After 40 years, he and his grizzled band, Crazy Horse , continue to make rock that's scrappy, pastoral, and plenty loud.
Ree follows a grizzled bear of a man named Trump Milton to a livestock auction.
He may be a grizzled veteran, but The " Jazzy Jewels" were enough to soften his heart.
Meredith Lauren Grizzle, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Russell G Grizzle of Wilmington, Del.
'Alligator' Dave Grizzle is bringing his skate deck art to Dallas, saying ' Nobody 's doing what I do'.
If the "Alligator" nickname suggests anything, the opening for Dave Grizzle's new visual artwork stands to be one part gallery show and two parts rockin' fiesta.
The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his posterior.
Mike is a grizzled sports promoter who sees something "cherce" in this female dynamo.
The Badgers are grizzled veterans after playing in last year's inaugural conference championship.
A look of agony crossed Sean O'Donnell's grizzled face as he slowly lowered himself into a metal tub moments after the Blackhawks' season opener Friday in Dallas.
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