Wolverine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wolverine stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
    • n wolverine musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
    • n Wolverine a native or resident of Michigan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hugh Jackman went through approximately 700 claws as the part of Wolverine in X-Men.
    • Wolverine (Zoöl) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger; called also glutton and carcajou. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
    • Wolverine A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wolverine a name given to the American glutton or carcajou, from its rapacity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Wolf, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Extension of wolf.

Usage

In literature:

The title of the slain savage was the Wolverine, and the spot is still called the Wolverine's Knoll.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
After the accident of my gun explosion in camp I went out to look at A trap I had set for a wolverine.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
On a certain afternoon he caught the Wolverine Limited.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Ranch at the Wolverine, The.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
Wolverine, Miss Helen E.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Billy Louise could catch baby trout in a pail at home, from the waters of the Wolverine, whenever she liked.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
We've got eight martin an' a wolverine an' a link!
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Michigan, the Wolverine State.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
Instead it seemed there were plenty of Sauk warriors left, very much alive, fierce as wolverines.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Them Injun females is worse'n wolverines; they's no trustin' any of un.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
Every Wolverine who exposed himself was made a target of.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Ranch at the Wolverine, The.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
And the wolverine laughed and said: 'Oh, that will do just as well'; and began to run down the side of the mountain.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Ojeeg climbed to the top of the mountain, and the Wolverine went with him.
"The Story of Hiawatha" by Winston Stokes
The wolverine lives by his wits.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
Michigan, the Wolverine State.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
There are wolverines, too, and these animals are of so covetous a nature they will steal even a frying pan.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Ranch at the Wolverine, The.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
Down at the south end, I spared Eph a family of wolverines, one at a time, to make the rations hold out.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
On the third day we caught a big trout and killed a loon and a wolverine, the latter after a most exciting chase on a long point.
"The Barren Ground of Northern Canada" by Warburton Mayer Pike
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In news:

Wolverines' Taylor Lewan makes AP All-America first team.
Lady Dragons, Wolverines also win on girls side.
"I Would Rather Shower At Penn State Than Root For The Wolverines ".
Four new Marvel-based TV series -- "Iron Man," "X-Men," "Wolverine" and "Blade" -- will hit cabler G4 in 2011, anime -style, through a deal with Sony Pictures TV.
Writer Antony Johnston brings manga flair to Wolverine.
Wolverines 80, Razorbacks 67: Notes, quotes from Saturday's win over Arkansas .
Develop on the MSP430™ 'Wolverine' platform.
Wolverines defeat future WAC foe CSU Bakersfield in four.
Wolverines welcome Chicago State and CSU Bakersfield .
Vikings rally for win, Wolverines fall, 20-15, in Island Cup nail- biter .
MSU coach Mark Dantonio blasts players for blasting Wolverines on Twitter.
The Wolverines (9-0) kept their cool and spread the ball around Saturday, with five players in - 2:08 pm.
Wolverine on How Quality Boots are Made.
Ex- Buckeye Rob Sims, on ex-Wolverine Jeff Backus: 'I love the guy'.
) approved the Wolverine Pipeline Spartan Project.
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