- somewhat gray; grayish.
- having hair that is gray; gray-haired.
- grizzly bear.
- a device for screening ore, consisting of a row of iron or steel bars.
Origin of grizzly
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Examples from the Web for grizzly
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
FWS submitted a formal rule and delisted the grizzly in 2007, but was sued by wildlife groups.
Why the government is so vehemently eager to delist the grizzly remains a troublesome question.
The battle between conservation groups and FWS over the fate of the Yellowstone grizzly is about to repeat.
Yellowstone grizzly bears face the two greatest threats to their survival in our lifetime: global warming and the U.S. government.
The Grizzly was surprised; but he replied with a left-hander that knocked her over like a sack of hay.
But of all these numerous occasions the most ignominious was shortly after the affair with the Grizzly.
Why the Grizzly did not break her in two I could not understand.
It is the position of the grizzly, hopeless for the weaker man.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
He struggled frantically, but felt like a puppy-dog in the paws of a grizzly.The Spoilers of the Valley
- somewhat grey; grizzled
- See grizzly bear
Grizzly is sometimes wrongly used where grisly is meant: a grisly (not grizzly) murder
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Word Origin and History for grizzly
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