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- n. The lodge of a beaver, in the form of a river dam, with an underwater entrance
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Near our camp, which we named Camp Leonard Jerome, was a beaver dam some six feet high and twenty yards wide; it was near the junction of two streams, and formed a pond of at least four acres.
After they wound down, I told them about Kimberly: the old spindly-legged water tower—an abandoned white cask overgrown with kudzu that hovered above the pines like a haint; the beaver dam at the mouth of the creek; the red-shouldered hawk's nest and the forest where he hunted.