river otter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n river otter sociable aquatic animal widely distributed along streams and lake borders in North America
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Usage

In literature:

Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter had given up in disgust and started for the Big River.
"The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat" by Thornton W. Burgess
I also observe beaver and Several otter in galletines river as I passed along.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Otters used to be considered scarce on the River Coln, but two have lately been trapped in the parish of Bibury.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
Otter-hunting, now very rare, was once a favourite sport among villagers who dwelt near a river.
"Old English Sports" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Otters, tortoises, and Mahaseer were seen in the river.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
There's an otter in the river, and I won't hunt him till you come, Tom.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
But he could not help thinking of what the otter had said about the great river and the broad sea.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
In the year 1796, near Bridgenorth, on the river Wherfe, four otters were killed.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
The river is wide and contains a great number of sea-otters.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
The Otter seeks its food in the water, and actively hunts fish in ponds and rivers.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
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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
Come rise up full soon, come rise up and go,
The mist's on the hill and the river runs low:
While the dew's on the meadows it's up and away
A-hunting the otter at break o' the day.
"Otter Hunting In Ribblesdale" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

NW Ohio county has 1st river otter in many decades.
River otter spotted in Northwest Ohio for first time in 100 years.
The same trap snared Davis's first river otter in 1996, with a tag noting it as one of 346 otters released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources two years earlier.
Thriving river otter population now fair game for Ill. Login Register.
In the river otter enclosure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, feeding time is show time.
River otter 's return a sign of healthier Mississippi.
River otter spotted in Northwest Ohio for first time in 100 years.
Tallulah, a 2-year-old North American river otter, is now in residence at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington.
SPRINGFIELD – River otters are fair game for Illinois trappers for the first time since 1929 now that the population is back from the brink in a big way.
River otter goes on display in Putnam County.
River otter's return a sign of healthier Mississippi.
A pair of baby river otters who were orphaned in the wild and rescued by humans were set free again Friday.
The baby river otters, once strangers and now companions, were released back into the wild at Lake Sonoma.
In 2003, the state downlisted river otters from "endangered" to "threatened".
There are six species of otters in the world, including river otters and their more famous relatives, sea otters .
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