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a European badger.
Contemporary Examples

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The Real War on Fox Benjamin Sarlin October 29, 2009
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Historical Examples

I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight Mathew Joseph Holt
Catherine: A Story William Makepeace Thackeray
Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown

a Brit name, used esp as a form of address in stories, for badger (sense 1)


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