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  • It's not helpful if you belittle and badger her until she is too defensive to rationally discuss the issue.
    badger = repeatedly annoy or bother
  • In English class, everyone badgered Mr. Birkway to finish reading the journal entry that he had begun yesterday, the one about Mrs. Corpse and the body, but Mr. Birkway did not read any more journals.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly bothered
  • It's no time to badger her.   (source)
    badger = repeatedly annoy or bother
  • He'd been badgering us all day about taking the kerosene heater.   (source)
    badgering = nagging or repeatedly bothering
  • Cassie had a good friend who had transferred there some time earlier, and it wasn't long before she began to badger us about how much she disliked CFS, and how badly she wanted to be at Columbine.   (source)
    badger = repeatedly annoy or bother
  • I badgered him some more.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly bothered
  • And she doesn't seem to mind when I badger her with questions or paw through her things.   (source)
    badger = nag or repeatedly bother
  • It was shortly after this that he began badgering me to go into analysis.   (source)
    badgering = nagging or repeatedly bothering
  • They constantly badgered me to do the "James Brown" for them, a squiggling of the feet made famous by the "Godfather of Soul" himself, who back in the sixties was bigger than life.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly asked
  • It shocked her that Wendy badgered Joe to give her explicit details about his past escapades in beds and on beaches, as well as tell her his precise feelings when he first slept with her.   (source)
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  • Then Bella recognized the young man: It was Charles Livingston, the law student Yetta had badgered with her questions about union rights.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly bothered
  • They gave me advice, badgered clerks on my behalf.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly annoyed
  • Far from badgering me into submission, Moody's rage ultimately steeled my will.   (source)
    badgering = nagging or repeatedly bothering
  • And on days when he felt particularly inspired, he spiced up his badgering a little,†   (source)
  • Mom felt that Grandma Smith nagged and badgered, setting rules and punishments for breaking the rules.†   (source)
  • While the Bird had badgered him, he had awaited his fate with equanimity.†   (source)
  • By doing this, by badgering him with my eyes (for, of course, with all animals, including us, to stare is an aggressive act) and by sounding that whistle cry that had such ominous associations in his mind, I made clear to Richard Parker that it was my right, my lordly right, to fondle and sniff his feces if I wanted to.†   (source)
  • She had been badgering Harry and Ron ever since, first to wear the badges, then to persuade others to do the same, and she had also taken to rattling around the Gryffindor common room every evening, cornering people and shaking the collecting tin under their noses.†   (source)
  • I stood in a daze, as Mother badgered me relentlessly.†   (source)
  • I started the car and pulled out of the parking lot, but all her teamwork stuff aside, I still felt like I was getting badgered into something, and I wanted the last word.†   (source)
  • Stop badgering him, Mike.†   (source)
  • I remember pondering the phrase "new life" as if it actually might reveal some hint of where he'd gone; for after I'd badgered and clamored and pestered my mother for about a week, she'd finally consented to let me see the letter myself ("well, all right," she said resignedly, as she opened her desk drawer and fished it out, "I don't know what he expects me to tell you, you might as well hear it from him").†   (source)
  • It's late and we should sleep, but I will tell you a few things now, to stop your badgering.†   (source)
  • I've been badgering Mark Brittain for more than two years.†   (source)
  • All he told me was that some crazy collector had been badgering him for that book for years.†   (source)
  • Drunken violence followed by postdrunken badgering.†   (source)
  • It turned out that somehow, my career up to that time had turned me into exactly the sort of expert that World Book felt comfortable badgering.†   (source)
  • On deck I was asked so many questions all at once that one man barked, "Stop badgering him Give him food, medical care, and get him into a bunk."†   (source)
  • Besides, I was trying to get the hang of his cosmology, so I egged him on, sometimes even badgered him into narrating Haiti.†   (source)
  • But I won't be badgered, Mr. Chairman.†   (source)
  • "God, Mother," he said, "I came to pay a visit and first Tim badgered me about Father and now you're badgering me about coming home.†   (source)
  • He is the sort of despicable person who has no understanding of how despicable he is, and my badgering him with insults won't change that; nothing will.†   (source)
  • He usually had to be asked, like, six times to go out and clear the paths that led to the front and back doors, but today he'd turned to the chore without any badgering from his parents.†   (source)
  • It was his strange badgering for some kind of juicy memory that finally produced my first actual result.†   (source)
  • He was trying to keep me busy, distracted, so I that wouldn't continue badgering him about the sex thing.†   (source)
  • He seemed as disgruntled by praise as he was by badgering.†   (source)
  • "Adam would have been badgering his team leaders for the primary roles," said one SEAL with a laugh.†   (source)
  • I haven't quit badgering him about Tierney yet.†   (source)
  • You are always badgering me about my ring; but you have never bothered me about the other things that I got on my journey.†   (source)
  • Simeon had badgered her about what the lawyer wanted, what he'd said, but Lettie had been too bewildered and too frightened to try and explain anything.†   (source)
  • As the days slipped by, I badgered every miner I knew well enough to approach, asking if one of them wouldn't do this kindness for an orphan.†   (source)
  • I'm sorry if I badgered you about what really happened to that airplane.†   (source)
  • They cursed, badgered, worshiped, and shared their men.†   (source)
  • The original plan was for me to take the spring and summer off and finish up the classes I missed next fall, but as my knee got stronger, I got restless and badgered Benedetti until she helped me cobble together classes and an independent study to get enough credits to graduate on time.†   (source)
  • In the few years that he and Bruenor had been friends, the dwarf had constantly badgered Drizzt about accompanying him on his adventure to find Mithril Hall.†   (source)
  • Nathan's voice, still badgering me, swam back into hearing.†   (source)
  • I'm badgered enough here by females without your impudence.†   (source)
  • That spring I went back to Hopkins, partly under my mother's badgering—"You'll never amount to anything spending the rest of your life in the post office"—partly because the G.I. Bill would pay the tuition and free me from the tedium of post-office labor.†   (source)
  • She had taken Luke's own explanation, that Will Jr had badgered him into it.†   (source)
  • The New York Tribune reported that Edmund Ross in particular was "mercilessly dragged this way and that by both sides, hunted like a fox night and day and badgered by his own colleagues, like the bridge at Arcola now trod upon by one Army and now trampled by the other."†   (source)
  • His face became tight as I badgered him relentlessly.   (source)
    badgered = nagged or repeatedly bothered
  • I knew this had to be a dream, but Carlos's badgering made everything real.   (source)
    badgering = nagging or repeatedly bothering
  • "Generations of students have badgered me — " "This isn't about trying to get better marks!"†   (source)
  • But she tired easily and submitted eventually to their persistent badgering.†   (source)
  • After long badgering from Farmer, that company was finally selling pih capreo in Peru—for $21.†   (source)
  • He gave Eragon a murderous gaze, then spat, "This …. boy came in here and started badgering me.†   (source)
  • Cynthia recruited the new neighbor, and together they badgered Louie.†   (source)
  • Now, please stop badgering me.†   (source)
  • "No, I just felt anger — I couldn't tell — " Harry felt badgered, confused, and Hermione did not help as she said in a frightened voice, "Your scar, again?†   (source)
  • I'm not badgering him.†   (source)
  • You are badgering him.†   (source)
  • Clubbed and badgered, Louie shoveled so frantically that the men alongside him whispered to him to slow down.†   (source)
  • "God, Mother," he said, "I came to pay a visit and first Tim badgered me about Father and now you're badgering me about coming home.†   (source)
  • Despite my badgering inquisitiveness as Sophie related these things, it was difficult for me to gain a thorough picture of her childhood and youth, though some things became very clear.†   (source)
  • He got that badgered look like he used to have, mumbling his mouth.†   (source)
  • Again he cursed, soundless, badgered, furious.†   (source)
  • I don't know that I care for badgering people.†   (source)
  • Reporters incessantly badgered him for interviews.†   (source)
  • 'Did you sleep well, Montez?' the sergeant badgered him.†   (source)
  • I badgered him for further details, and he gave them, as well as he could remember.†   (source)
  • They called him "Miss" Michalove; they badgered him into a state of constant hysteria, until he became an unpleasant snarling little cat, holding up his small clawed hands to scratch them with his long nails whenever they approached; they made him detestable, master and boys alike, and they hated him for what they made of him.†   (source)
  • He had badgered Grand into telling him about the somewhat mysterious "private work" to which Grand gave his evenings.†   (source)
  • When badgered by Helen because of her supposed neglect of the sick man or when the concentration of attention upon the invalid piqued her jealousy, she smiled with white tremulous bitterness, hinting darkly: "He may not be the first to go.†   (source)
  • Why not put an end to Don Carlos's badgering?†   (source)
  • Here: I have had just about enough of being badgered.†   (source)
  • She badgered another group into going skiing.†   (source)
  • He was not going to be badgered of his life, like a kitten chased by boys, he said.†   (source)
  • 'Nothing, father; only this lady not knowing her way, and being badgered by the boys.†   (source)
  • Only do stop badgering me.†   (source)
  • Badgered by dreams, perhaps, he swayed with little bounces and starts, like an old, toddy-stricken grandfather in a chimney corner.†   (source)
  • In fury at her badgering, in desire for her lips and forgiving smile, he was whirled through to the end of the term.†   (source)
  • There was honest Joachim, then, who pestered and badgered Director Behrens so that he could return to the "plains," to the "flatlands"—as people up here called the world of the healthy with a gentle, but clear trace of contempt—and take up the military duties he so longed for.†   (source)
  • "Why, the man was so badgered and worried and tortured by being knocked about from post to pillar, and from pillar to post," said Mr. George, "that he got out of sorts.†   (source)
  • I drew Joe away, and he immediately became placable; merely stating to me, in an obliging manner and as a polite expostulatory notice to any one whom it might happen to concern, that he were not a going to be bull-baited and badgered in his own place.†   (source)
  • We are quiet here; we don't get badgered here; there's no knocker here, sir, to be hammered at by creditors and bring a man's heart into his mouth.†   (source)
  • "Which I meantersay," cried Joe, "that if you come into my place bull-baiting and badgering me, come out!†   (source)
  • Mr Barnacle dated from a better time, when the country was not so parsimonious and the Circumlocution Office was not so badgered.†   (source)
  • Even as matters stand she never rests from badgering me before the gods: I take the Trojan side in battle, so she says.†   (source)
  • By Hades, I will not have any client of mine gagged and badgered in this fashion by a pack of curs and laughing hyenas.†   (source)
  • From this notion, perhaps, comes the popular belief that dogs may be thrown into hydrophobia by teasing and badgering them.†   (source)
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  • Wisconsin is called "The Badger" state because lead miners who settled there in the 1800s spent winter nights burrowed into the hillside like the mammals.
    badger = a type of mammal that digs tunnels with strong claws
  • In Montana, the only animals that dug holes like that were gophers and badgers, and Roy was positive there weren't many of those in Florida.   (source)
    badgers = mammals that dig tunnels with strong claws
  • Professor McGonagall was shouting at someone who, by the sound of it, had turned his friend into a badger.   (source)
    badger = a type of mammal that digs tunnels with strong claws
  • Where I thought there would be pigs, a badger showed its teeth.   (source)
    badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws
  • If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it, you'd be amazed at all the animals that would fall out: badgers, wolves, boa constrictors, Komodo dragons, crocodiles, ostriches, baboons, capybaras, wild boars, leopards, manatees, ruminants in untold numbers.   (source)
    badgers = mammals that dig tunnels with strong claws
  • Tyrion spied the red ox of the Presters, Lord Crakehall's brindled boar, the burning tree of Marbrand, the badger of Lydden.   (source)
    badger = a type of mammal that digs tunnels with strong claws
  • Despite the anger and disbelief of his neighbors, he refused to kill predators or to allow hunting on his land, permitting animals that other ranchers exterminated — rattlesnakes, coyotes, badgers, ground squirrels, gophers, and prairie dogs — to flourish.   (source)
    badgers = mammals that dig tunnels with strong claws
  • As if to emphasize her point, birds, deer, squirrels-red and gray-striped badgers, foxes, rabbits, wolves, frogs, toads, tortoises, and every other nearby animal forsook their hiding and began to rush madly about with a cacophony of yelps and cries.   (source)
  • Just beyond the tottering desk was a largemouth bass mounted on the wall; in every corner, along the walls, and atop the file cabinet and desk were stuffed critters: beavers, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, skunks, and a badger.   (source)
    badger = a type of mammal that digs tunnels with strong claws
  • Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could.   (source)
    badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws
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  • Behind us, a wall of badgers.†   (source)
  • " 'A hedgehog doing what?' said one of the badgers.†   (source)
  • At times the hens seemed to her almost more trouble than they were worth, for they had to be protected constantly from coyotes, skunks, badgers, even hawks and eagles.†   (source)
  • 'There must have been a mighty crowd of dwarves here at one time ' said Sam; 'and every one of them busier than badgers for five hundred years to make all this, and most in hard rock too!†   (source)
  • "No offense, but I don't think badgers are suited for battle!"†   (source)
  • Think of that and then think of all the faces of those Talking Beasts — all those honest, humble, bewildered Birds, Bears, Badgers, Rabbits, Moles, and Mice — all far sadder than that.†   (source)
  • She clucks and fusses and badgers Mr. Miller daily.†   (source)
  • Bears and Badgers followed at a slower pace.   (source)
    badgers = mammals that dig tunnels with strong claws
  • Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake surrounding a large letter H. "Hurry up, boy!" shouted Uncle Vernon from the kitchen.   (source)
    badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws
  • And there were a lot of animals she knew as well; bears, badgers, moles, leopards, mice, and various birds.   (source)
    badgers = mammals that dig tunnels with strong claws
  • Still, he was getting used to them, and as he undressed, he hung his towel on the outstretched paws of a badger, thinking he might as well take advantage of the animal's convenient pose.   (source)
    badger = a type of mammal that digs tunnels with strong claws
  • We badgers have long enough memories to know that.†   (source)
  • Foods is good and evil, just like people, or badgers, or even scowlers.†   (source)
  • Fu Inle, Prince Rainbow returned with the eliltwo badgers, two foxes, two stoats, an owl and a cat.†   (source)
  • You badgers would have us wait till the sky falls and we can all catch larks.†   (source)
  • The badgers found a torch just inside the arch and Peter lit it and handed it to Trumpkin.†   (source)
  • Take my wrists if you like, worthy Badgers, but don't bite right through them.†   (source)
  • "Best of badgers," he said.†   (source)
  • Bears, boars, badgers, weasels ….†   (source)
  • As he trotted up the column, Jaime passed boars, badgers, and beetles, a green arrow and a red ox, crossed halberds, crossed spears, a treecat, a strawberry, a maunch, four sunbursts counterchanged.†   (source)
  • "We badgers be gentle creatures, true—but I be thinkin' ye've ne'er seed a badger with his fur all adander."†   (source)
  • , more than a few animals (including several badgers, wolverines, and at least one creature Jack identified as a Tasmanian devil), and the core of their force, a herd of centaurs.†   (source)
  • The badgers nosed at the boys' hands.†   (source)
  • "Two badgers and you three Dwarfs, with your bows at the — ready, go softly off to meet it," said Caspian.†   (source)
  • Everyone waited in silence while the three Dwarfs and two Badgers trotted stealthily across to the trees on the northwest side of the Lawn.†   (source)
  • It would take too long to mention all the creatures whom Caspian met that day — Clodsley Shovel the Mole, the three Hardbiters (who were badgers like Trufflehunter), Camillo the Hare, and Hogglestock the Hedgehog.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER TWELVE SORCERY AND SUDDEN VENGEANCE MEANWHILE Trumpkin and the two boys arrived at the dark little stone archway which led into the inside of the Mound, and two sentinel badgers (the white patches on their cheeks were all Edmund could see of them) leaped up with bared teeth and asked them in snarling voices, "Who goes there?"†   (source)
  • All whom he had met were there: Bulgy Bears and Red Dwarfs and Black Dwarfs, Moles and Badgers, Hares and Hedgehogs, and others whom he had not yet seen — five Satyrs as red as foxes, the whole contingent of Talking Mice, armed to the teeth and following a shrill trumpet, some Owls, the Old Raven of Ravenscaur.†   (source)
  • "Badgers!" said Lucy.†   (source)
  • Tummeler puffed up his chest in a gesture of badgerly defiance.†   (source)
  • Aye, 'tis a mollocky thing to deal with they badgers, that us may be sure.†   (source)
  • We badgers thought very hard and decided to ask three boons.†   (source)
  • Badgers are not like foxes.†   (source)
  • He has got some badgers and hedgehogs and mice and ants and things on this white donkey here, because we could not leave them behind to starve.†   (source)
  • All round the panelled walls there were ancient paintings of departed badgers, famous in their day for scholarship or godliness, lit from above by shaded glow-worms.†   (source)
  • Badgers are one of the few creatures which can munch up hedgehogs unconcernedly, just as they can munch up everything else from wasps' nests and roots to baby rabbits.†   (source)
  • The harts and hinds in their herds, the boars in their singulars, the skulks of foxes, the richesses of martens, the bevies of roes, the cetes of badgers and the routs of wolves—all came to him more or less as something which you either skinned or flayed and then took home to cook.†   (source)
  • "Ah, them badgers," said the poor thing to its stomach, "they go a-barrowing about with no harm in their hearts, Lor bless 'em, but doan't they fair give you a nip without a-noticing of it, and Lor bless 'ee what is a retired mun to do?†   (source)
  • They rose over the church wall all together, like the Punch and Judy ghosts of remembered days, and there were badgers and nightingales and vulgar crows and hares and wild geese and falcons and fishes and dogs and dainty unicorns and solitary wasps and corkin-drills and hedgehogs and griffins and the thousand other animals he had met They loomed round the church wall, the lovers and helpers of the Wart, and they all spoke solemnly in turn.†   (source)
  • …Pott, six live grass snakes in a kind of aquarium, some nests of the solitary wasp nicely set up in a glass cylinder, an ordinary beehive whose inhabitants went in and out of the window unmolested, two young hedgehogs in cotton wool, a pair of badgers which immediately began to cry Yik-Yik-Yik-Yik in loud voices as soon as the magician appeared, twenty boxes which contained stick caterpillars and sixths of the puss-moth, and even an oleander that was worth sixpence —all feeding on the…†   (source)
  • They seem awful scared of cold, and stick in that hole in the bank like badgers.'†   (source)
  • And he knows where foxes and badgers and otters live.†   (source)
  • He always said that the badgers had cleaner houses than people, and that when he took a housekeeper her name would be Mrs. Badger.†   (source)
  • Forever asking to leave, pesters and badgers me and simply can't wait to live a life of drudgery down below.†   (source)
  • Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people.†   (source)
  • That is the way; they have built the asylum for people who are different, and they will not even let us live in the holes with the badgers.†   (source)
  • And all the same, pesters and badgers me worse than before to let him go dangle a sword at his side, the nincompoop.†   (source)
  • Ants' ways, beetles' ways, bees' way, frogs' ways, birds' ways, plants' ways, gave him a new world to explore and when Dickon revealed them all and added foxes' ways, otters' ways, ferrets' ways, squirrels' ways, and trouts' and water-rats' and badgers' ways, there was no end to the things to talk about and think over.†   (source)
  • The things he had to tell about otters' and badgers' and water-rats' houses, not to mention birds' nests and field-mice and their burrows, were enough to make you almost tremble with excitement when you heard all the intimate details from an animal charmer and realized with what thrilling eagerness and anxiety the whole busy underworld was working.†   (source)
  • 'Well, "TOVES" are something like badgers—they're something like lizards—and they're something like corkscrews.'†   (source)
  • Then, Greg and Rachel would make out like lovesick badgers.†   (source)
  • And fingering the hair back out of his eyes, he recited, "Thou daughter of the King of bright-lit mansions
    On the night that our wedding is on us,
    If living man I be in Duntulm,
    I will go bounding to thee with gifts.
    Thou wilt get a hundred badgers, dwellers in banks,
    A hundred brown otters, natives of streams,
    A hundred silver trout, rising from their pools …."
    And on through a remarkable list of the flora and fauna of the Isles.†   (source)
  • 36:19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.†   (source)
  • 26:14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.†   (source)
  • 35:23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, brought them.†   (source)
  • 39:33 And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets, 39:34 And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the vail of the covering, 39:35 The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat, 39:36 The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread, 39:37 The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in…†   (source)
  • 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 25:4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 25:5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.†   (source)
  • …commanded, saying, 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass, 35:6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 35:7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 35:8 And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 35:9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.†   (source)
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  • Bill came home and started to badger Joy about washing the dishes.†   (source)
  • He had merely requested that they leave Harry alone, that nobody ask him questions or badger him to tell the story of what had happened in the maze.†   (source)
  • Marie-Laure has to badger her father three times before he'll read the notice aloud: Members of the population must relinquish all radio receivers now in their possession.†   (source)
  • She apparently wasn't pleased with her renewed tactic because she continued to badger on and on as the clock ticked away, eating up my time limit.†   (source)
  • It was Pol Slattery's Badger Army, and they refused to give up.†   (source)
  • And nobody wants you, hon. Does your hair always look like a dead badger?†   (source)
  • …him but clearly the man doesn't want to be found, he's taken measures not to be found …. he wasn't paying child support, he left a lot of debts, he more or less flew town without a word so frankly I'm not quite sure what you mean to accomplish by contacting this stellar parent and fine citizen and …. yes, yes, all well and good, but if the man's creditors can't run him down and your agency can't either then I'm not sure what's to be gained from continuing to badger the child, are you?†   (source)
  • Danny, I don't want to badger you … tease you about this, I mean.†   (source)
  • I badger her a little longer, but this girl has a will of steel, and that's it for today.†   (source)
  • He apologized abjectly for the violence, but immediately began to badger her about helping with his transfer.†   (source)
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  • Her long badger-striped hair straggled from the bun pinned to the top of her head.†   (source)
  • Mack whipped around, scared and ready to fight for his life, but before he could squeeze the trigger he recognized the rear end of a badger scampering back up the trail.†   (source)
  • He took delight in student's discomfort and did everything he could to badger and unsettle them.†   (source)
  • It turned out that shortly after we'd visited him, his cat had been bitten by a badger and within a few days was dead from infection.†   (source)
  • They'd think they had discovered the biggest badger den in existence.†   (source)
  • I spin around to find that the badger has come up the bank and multiplied.†   (source)
  • He knew that Ian would scrutinize everything he did and badger him about it later, though he wasn't planning on saying anything.†   (source)
  • He wanted to go catch up with the badger and shoot him, but he didn't.†   (source)
  • "I'm sure it's not a tree," said the Badger.†   (source)
  • He'd found a dead dog and a badger and was feeling pretty pleased with himself.†   (source)
  • Oh, and Sarah of course, though he seems to be able to badger her into submission.†   (source)
  • 'No, but I had to badger you,' said Gandalf.†   (source)
  • "I guess we're the stealth force," he said, looking down at the exuberant badger.†   (source)
  • I'll nag and badger Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn every time I see them.†   (source)
  • There was a streak of gray in his black hair, so he looked a little like a badger.†   (source)
  • As much as he would like to help them, there was nothing he could do but professionally badger an unresponsive Washington.†   (source)
  • Hunched upon his stool, Bob recited a poem in a voice that rumbled like old millstones: We know not the Maker But we know his works We smell the badger in his burrow and see old troll on his mountain We fear the giants on their isles, wild as the storm We envy men and their warm fires We scorn the goblins and their low houses Warm blood our wine; winter's heart our home Where stones crack and rivers freeze and woods grow quiet You will find the ogre And when all is dust and the lands…†   (source)
  • Dog or wolf, bear or badger ….†   (source)
  • "Born in a badger hole," she said.†   (source)
  • She'll badger me until I tell her the truth.†   (source)
  • No moon, no nightingales, but all is well, and the badger is in his hole.†   (source)
  • She had twenty minutes on the outside if she was going to track down her other suspects, badger them, get back to the station to file her report, and make the press conference.†   (source)
  • Fox, badger, bobcat, and wolf they circled the fire and on the fourth time they jumped into that animal's skin.†   (source)
  • In Germany the dachshund was originally bred as a badger hound, which meant that he could dig like mad and would fearlessly and tenaciously pursue any animal underground.†   (source)
  • Tt turned out to be an old American stamp, bearing the device of the muted post horn, belly-up badger, and the motto: WE AWAIT SILENT TRISTERO'S EMPIRE.†   (source)
  • American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash—all of them—surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered with rubbish.†   (source)
  • There was a light in the house where Fred Badger and his woman, Sally, lived, and there was another light down the street.†   (source)
  • "I'll do it," I said, and went off to badger pedestrians with quiet murmurs of, "Newspaper?†   (source)
  • That's 'Baron Von Badger'--so he calls himself.†   (source)
  • And that beast is a badger.†   (source)
  • "A badger," murmured Voldemort, examining the engraving upon the cup.†   (source)
  • "David," Rudy began, "I'm not going to badger you."†   (source)
  • If an irritated badger had taken issue with me, I would have been doomed.†   (source)
  • And there was the Badger last night; he too had seen Aslan.†   (source)
  • I knew you were up to something—digging around your room like a badger and all.†   (source)
  • "But they also say that he came to life again," said the Badger sharply.†   (source)
  • He spied the prints of deer, elk, and badger easily enough.†   (source)
  • But I will not end here, taken like an old badger in a trap.†   (source)
  • 'Woods outside Toronto attacked by giant evil badger.†   (source)
  • "Nothing—forget it," said Charles, realizing the badger had meant his remark as a compliment.†   (source)
  • That old badger made a good snatch and got himself a few bones.†   (source)
  • " "You might as well call a badger civilized, then," said Thrower.†   (source)
  • I'm a badger, what's more, and we hold on.†   (source)
  • "You surely don't mean," said the Jackdaw to the Badger, "that you think its a talking animal!†   (source)
  • "You must tell us simply everything," Felicity insists, and we badger her with questions.†   (source)
  • The lymrill's gait was peculiar on flat ground, akin to a badger's rolling waddle.†   (source)
  • Queenie struggles at the bottom of a ravine, a badger hanging from her leg.†   (source)
  • Others, ready for the next party, badger Mademoiselle LeFarge for details of her upcoming wedding.†   (source)
  • Worse, Tummeler was also soaked, and the odor of wet badger fur emanated from him in waves.†   (source)
  • But he couldn't live forever on spring water and one badger.†   (source)
  • The Badger was called Trufflehunter; he was the oldest and kindest of the three.†   (source)
  • Samaranth straightened and gestured toward the badger, who was standing to one side, beaming.†   (source)
  • Nikabrik disagreed with this, but Trumpkin and the Badger overruled him.†   (source)
  • He had never eaten badger, but he ate this one and drank the spring water.†   (source)
  • "Be ye royalty types, or officious emissaries?" the badger asked.†   (source)
  • While he rested, a big badger walked up to the spring and July shot him with his pistol.†   (source)
  • "But, Sire," said the Badger, who sat very close to Peter and never took his eyes off him.†   (source)
  • I watch the skies, Badger, for it is mine to watch, as it is yours to remember.†   (source)
  • I'm a beast, I am, and a Badger what's more.†   (source)
  • "You make me sick, Badger," growled Nikabrik.†   (source)
  • He turned and found himself face to face with the Badger.†   (source)
  • "I said nothing about that," answered the Badger.†   (source)
  • "Is it possible, Glenstorm?" said the Badger.†   (source)
  • Loyal as a badger, Ma'am, and valiant as — as a Mouse," said Drinian.†   (source)
  • Harry saw the gold Gryffindor lion, emblazoned on scarlet; the black badger of Hufflepuff, set against yellow; and the bronze eagle of Ravenclaw, on blue.†   (source)
  • He thought Colter would then speak of sounds which might, be no more than the wind in the trees, sounds amplified by his own imagination, of course — or perhaps a badger bumbling its way down to Little Dunthorpe Stream, which lay behind the churchyard.†   (source)
  • This suited Harry very well; he was quite busy and tense enough without extra classes with Snape, and to his relief Hermione was much too preoccupied these days to badger him about Occlumency; she was spending a lot of time muttering to herself, and had not laid out any elf clothes for days.†   (source)
  • What've you got, The Heavenly Badger?†   (source)
  • Even the mayor came, clucking over me like he cared, but he was only there to badger me with questions.†   (source)
  • To see this beautiful jewel, and the light that seeped out of it painting my hand pink, and to think of Mother with her sickly yellow eyes and their meat-colored rims …. well, it seemed to me that giving this jewel to her would be like dressing up a badger in silk.†   (source)
  • Enormous silk banners hung from the walls, each of them representing a Hogwarts House: red with a gold lion for Gryffindor, blue with a bronze eagle for Ravenclaw, yellow with a black badger for Hufflepuff, and green with a silver serpent for Slytherin.†   (source)
  • His Levitation Charm was certainly much better than Malfoy's had been, though he wished he had not mixed up the incantations for Colour Change and Growth Charms, so that the rat he was supposed to be turning orange swelled shockingly and was the size of a badger before Harry could rectify his mistake.†   (source)
  • "Remember, the cup's small and gold, it's got a badger engraved on it, two handles — otherwise see if you can spot Ravenclaw's symbol anywhere, the eagle — " They directed their wands into every nook and crevice, turning cautiously on the spot.†   (source)
  • This suited Harry very UWLS OZJ well; he was quite busy and tense enough without extra classes with Snape, and to his relief Hermione was much too preoccupied these days to badger him about Occlumency; she was spending a lot of time muttering to herself, and had not laid out any elf clothes for days.†   (source)
  • Behind the teachers' table, the largest banner of all bore the Hogwarts coat of arms: lion, eagle, badger, and snake united around a large letter H. Harry, Ron, and Hermione sat down beside Fred and George at the Gryffindor table.†   (source)
  • Or a badger.†   (source)
  • A badger.†   (source)
  • Before I could badger him, Steve read my name, stitched on my green air force fatigues, and let out a heavy sigh.†   (source)
  • He is like a badger who has retreated into his den and who will bloody the nose of anyone who tries to dig him out.†   (source)
  • She always wanted to live in one of those homes, and I remember the way she used to badger my dad to put in an offer whenever one was for sale.†   (source)
  • No one wants to badger you.†   (source)
  • A badger?†   (source)
  • Their banners flared and flapped, a pageant of color: red ox and golden mountain, purple unicorn and bantam rooster, ' brindled boar and badger, a silver ferret and a juggler in motley, stars and sunbursts, peacock and panther, chevron and dagger, black hood and blue beetle and green arrow.†   (source)
  • Evra told me the meat didn't have to be fresh, so if I found a dead badger or squirrel, I could stick it in the bag and save some time.†   (source)
  • 'Don't give me any trouble, ladies,' he said, putting on his old badger fur hat, and reaching for his walking cane, 'or I think I will marry her.'†   (source)
  • Nah," called up Connor, settling into one of the lower level's cozy nooks and rummaging through his duffel like a badger.†   (source)
  • There was a dead silence except for the noise of a very young badger crying and its mother trying to make it keep quiet.†   (source)
  • And close beside him were the Lord Drinian and the Lord Berne and Trumpkin the Dwarf and Truffle-hunter the good Badger with Glenstorm the Centaur and a hundred other heroes of the great War of Deliverance.†   (source)
  • Now I've got both of them to badger me—Felicity with her snideness and Ann with her disturbing, eerie stare.†   (source)
  • One word of warning," the badger added.†   (source)
  • "Well, whosever it was won't be using it no more, and that old badger had to work for it with all them dern buzzards around," Pea Eye said.†   (source)
  • "Pleased to meet you, Mr. Tummeler," said Jack, who, to the badger's delight, shook his proffered paw.†   (source)
  • As they rode toward the little knoll where the buzzards swarmed, they passed a fat old badger carrying a human hand--a black hand at that.†   (source)
  • "Y'know," the badger said, "bein' as I've not sold any, I'd have more than enough f'r you all t' have copies of y'r own…."†   (source)
  • I imagine he's happy as a badger.†   (source)
  • "We badgers be gentle creatures, true—but I be thinkin' ye've ne'er seed a badger with his fur all adander."†   (source)
  • Newt was stunned--he assumed they would shoot the badger and get the hand back so it could be buried, but no one seemed concerned that the badger had someone's hand.†   (source)
  • "Pardon my manners, young scowler," said the badger with a gesture that was halfway between a squat and a bow.†   (source)
  • "Scowlers, are ye?" said the badger.†   (source)
  • But in the secret and magical chamber at the heart of the How, King Caspian, with Cornelius and the Badger and Nikabrik and Trumpkin, were at council.†   (source)
  • The companions heard what the badger said, but it took a few seconds to process that he was standing on the rise next to them, since they had left Tummeler on Paralon.†   (source)
  • After a hasty meal they both set off with the fervent thanks and good wishes of the King, the Badger, and Cornelius.†   (source)
  • Tummeler ignored him and instead removed a fist-size (badger-fist-size) muffin from the bag, took careful aim, and lobbed it considerably farther than either of the men expected was possible.†   (source)
  • "You'd better have shoved your grey snout in a hornets' nest, Badger, than suggest that I am the blab," said Nikabrik.†   (source)
  • The badger stood on a small rise, waving his farewells, as the Indigo Dragon pulled away from the inlet and headed for open waters, and he continued to wave long after the ship had disappeared from view.†   (source)
  • In short order Tummeler had the vehicle running (with a discreet assist from Aven, who didn't want to embarrass the small mammal in front of visitors by pointing out that a clump of badger fur was obscuring one of the contacts in the engine) and they started across the valley to the castle.†   (source)
  • The second was a glade in Narnia, the faces of Dwarfs and Beasts, the deep eyes of Aslan, and the white patches on the Badger's cheeks.†   (source)
  • It was a badger.†   (source)
  • It was not a man's face but a badger's, though larger and friendlier and more intelligent than the face of any badger he had seen before.†   (source)
  • And what better right have you yourself to be here than that you are a friend of Trumpkin's and the Badger's?†   (source)
  • Above the steadily increasing growl of the Badger and Cornelius's sharp "What?" rose the voice of King Caspian like thunder.†   (source)
  • There was no answer, and for a few minutes it was so still that Edmund could hear the wheezy and snuffling breath of the Badger.†   (source)
  • He would have stabbed Caspian then and there, if the Badger and Trumpkin had not got in the way and forced him back to his seat and held him down.†   (source)
  • "Now," said the Badger, "if only we could wake the spirits of these trees and this well, we should have done a good day's work."†   (source)
  • The Badger said nothing, for now Peter and Miraz were entering the lists from opposite ends, both on foot, both in chain shirts, with helmets and shields.†   (source)
  • The Badger could have had the same if he had liked, but he said he was a beast, he was, and if his claws and teeth could not keep his skin whole, it wasn't worth keeping.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN HOW ALL WERE VERY BUSY A LITTLE before two o'clock Trumpkin and the Badger sat with the rest of the creatures at the wood's edge looking across at the gleaming line of Miraz's army which was about two arrow-shots away.†   (source)
  • There was an animal roaring, a clash of steel; the boys and Trumpkin rushed in; Peter had a glimpse of a horrible, grey, gaunt creature, half man and half wolf, in the very act of leaping upon a boy about his own age, and Edmund saw a badger and a Dwarf rolling on the floor in a sort of cat fight.†   (source)
  • All lies!" said the Badger.†   (source)
  • The Badger only grunted at this, and after that there was such a silence that Caspian had nearly dropped off to sleep when he thought he heard a faint musical sound from the depth of the woods at his back.†   (source)
  • On a fine summer morning when the dew lay on the grass he set off with the Badger and the two Dwarfs, up through the forest to a high saddle in the mountains and down on to their sunny southern slopes where one looked across the green wolds of Archenland.†   (source)
  • Soon he had added to his iconography the muted post horn and a dead badger with its four feet in the air (some said that the name Taxis came from the Italian tasso, badger, referring to hats of badger fur the early Bergamascan couriers wore).†   (source)
  • And if I come not again it is my will that the Regent, and Master Cornelius, and Trufflehunter the Badger, and the Lord Drinian choose a King of Narnia with the consent-†   (source)
  • "Getting as grey as a badger," I added vindictively.†   (source)
  • And he heard it from old Badger Cotterill who'd got it from Snooks Parker.'†   (source)
  • It puzzles me that you don't badger her with all sorts of questions.†   (source)
  • If you are feeling desperate, a badger is a good thing to be.†   (source)
  • Badger was rather good at nosing people like that out.†   (source)
  • "So Merlyn sent you to me," said the badger, "to finish your education.†   (source)
  • What could old Badger have been thinking about to let him in for this?†   (source)
  • Then you had better meet my friend the badger.†   (source)
  • "Badger lives in there," he said to himself, "and I am supposed to go and talk to him.†   (source)
  • Don't you have courage in warfare, Badger, and endurance, and comrades whom you love?†   (source)
  • "Well," said the badger, setting down his glass again with a sigh.†   (source)
  • "What about those forearms," asked a Badger gravely, "that are held together by a chest?†   (source)
  • "Certainly," said the badger, "though, of course, I don't, use it all.†   (source)
  • He remembered his lesson from the badger.†   (source)
  • It was nothing like badger-digging or covert-shooting or fox-hunting today.†   (source)
  • Rose mocked him; Prue mocked him; Andrew, Jasper, Roger mocked him; even old Badger without a tooth in his head had bit him, for being (as Nancy put it) the hundred and tenth young man to chase them all the way up to the Hebrides when it was ever so much nicer to be alone.†   (source)
  • Badger Berkeley.†   (source)
  • An old, old man with a bent back came like a badger out of a tent and snooped near, sniffing the air as he came.†   (source)
  • Then in a chapeau of flowers and a furpiece of tails locked on her shoulder with badger claws she went to the park.†   (source)
  • He was by and large okay with me, although he had his sullen times when he would badger me to get on faster with filling in the Sunday supplement.†   (source)
  • Badger called it the Combination Room.†   (source)
  • The badger was covered with confusion.†   (source)
  • They do have a sort of pathetic appeal," said the badger sadly, "but I'm afraid I generally just munch them up.†   (source)
  • Lancelot's hair, which had already turned badger-grey when he first came back from his madness as a fellow of twenty-six, was quite white.†   (source)
  • You just go off to sleep like you were when I met you, and I shall go to look for my friend badger, as I was told to do.†   (source)
  • "I am writing a treatise just now," said the badger, coughing diffidently to show that he was absolutely set on explaining it, "which is to point out why Man has become the master of the animals.†   (source)
  • There were stately chairs with the badger arms stamped in gold on their Spanish leather seats—the leather was coming off—and a portrait of the Founder over the fireplace.†   (source)
  • "Perhaps I ought to explain," added the badger, lowering his papers nervously and looking at the Wart over the top of them, "that all embryos look very much the same.†   (source)
  • "I am a bachelor afthe moment," said the badger apologetically, when they got back to his own snug room with the flowered wallpaper, "so I am afraid there is only one chair.†   (source)
  • I have never met a badger.†   (source)
  • He watched the dirty little ball of leaves and grass and fleas for a moment, curled up tightly inside its hole, then grunted and moved off toward the badger's sett, following his own oblong footmarks backward in the snow.†   (source)
  • The boys had a way of sliding down a rain-water pipe into the moat, which they could swim on secret occasions when it was necessary to be out at night—to wait for a badger, for instance, or to catch tench, which can only be taken just before dawn.†   (source)
  • He proceeded with the spell, pointed his wand of lignum vitae at the Little Bear, which had just begun to glow in the dimity as it hung by its tail from the North Star, and called out cheerfully, "Have a good time for the last visit Give love to Badger."†   (source)
  • "Hem!" said the badger.†   (source)
  • "Hem," said the badger.†   (source)
  • "But suppose there wasn't any badger-hole," Lou persisted.†   (source)
  • 'It is very cold on the floor, and this is warm like the badger hole.†   (source)
  • "Maybe I could hide in a badger-hole," he suggested doubtfully.†   (source)
  • 'It's no better than a badger hole; no proper dugout at all.†   (source)
  • She knew a dog who had a star on his collar for every badger he had killed.†   (source)
  • VI ONE AFTERNOON WE WERE having our reading lesson on the warm, grassy bank where the badger lived.†   (source)
  • A badger is a kind of pig, I believe; but I am not going to give them the right to call me that.†   (source)
  • I said no, as Mrs. Badger's insinuating tone seemed to require such an answer.†   (source)
  • "Of European reputation," added Mr. Badger in an undertone.†   (source)
  • The "Badger" is much too delighted at my attack on you and your wise friends.†   (source)
  • "Does Mr. Badger think so too?" asked Ada timidly.†   (source)
  • But tomorrow you may run around to the old Badger— Mrs. Stockmann.†   (source)
  • "The dear old Crippler!" said Mrs. Badger, shaking her head.†   (source)
  • No, but he has got a warm man in the background, old Morten Kiil—"the Badger," as they call him.†   (source)
  • After dinner, when we ladies retired, we took Mrs. Badger's first and second husband with us.†   (source)
  • There, Petra; tell sooty-face to run over to the "Badger's" with that, as quick as she can.†   (source)
  • "Why, you see, my dears," said Mrs. Badger, "—you'll excuse me calling you my dears?"†   (source)
  • "Very well," smiled Mrs. Badger, "we will say still young."†   (source)
  • Over the piano, Mrs. Bayham Badger when Mrs. Swosser.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Badger shook her head, sighed, and looked in the glass.†   (source)
  • "Nor Miss Clare?" said Mrs. Bayham Badger sweetly.†   (source)
  • "I was barely twenty," said Mrs. Badger, "when I married Captain Swosser of the Royal Navy.†   (source)
  • They were presented to Mrs. Bayham Badger when she was in the Mediterranean.†   (source)
  • I wants an end of being drawed like a badger.†   (source)
  • "Remarkable assemblies those, Miss Summerson," said Mr. Badger reverentially.†   (source)
  • The conclusion at which I have arrived is—in short, is Mrs. Badger's conclusion."†   (source)
  • Of Mrs. Bayham Badger IN ESSE, I possess the original and have no copy.†   (source)
  • And I get too much of Mrs. Bayham Badger's first and second."†   (source)
  • "I feel when I look at it," said Mr. Badger, " 'That's a man I should like to have seen!'†   (source)
  • "No," Mr. Badger called out like some one contradicting at a public meeting.†   (source)
  • "To all professions," observed Mr. Badger.†   (source)
  • "A man of European reputation," murmured Mr. Badger.†   (source)
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