Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of the grizzly bear, Ursus horribilis, in which the long hairs are tipped with yellowish white, giving the pelage something the appearance of that of the silver fox.

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  • n. powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America

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Examples

  • Go buy yourself a silver-tip badger hair shaving brush.

    Wet Shaving: Sinfully Joyful

  • Slowly the light spread and as slowly the shadows stole away until the October moon looked down on the great Indian camp -- a hundred lodges, each as perfect in design as the tusks of a young silver-tip, and all looking ghostly white in the still of the autumn night.

    Indian Why Stories

  • It was a reckless thing for her to do, for such a call might bring upon her a mountain lion or ever-watchful silver-tip; but Snana did not think of that.

    Old Indian Days

  • When I think of it, there comes to me by contrast the echo of the laugh we had, when he lay with his Rough-Riders at Montauk Point, over my one unlucky experience with a “silver-tip.

    IV. The Horse and the Gun Have Their Day

  • October moon looked down on the great Indian camp -- a hundred lodges, each as perfect in design as the tusks of a young silver-tip, and all looking ghostly white in the still of the autumn night.

    Indian Why Stories

  • I began to eat of the fruit when I saw a large silver-tip crawling toward us.

    Indian Boyhood

  • The undisputed lord of the range was an old silver-tip grizzly, of great size and evil temper.

    Kings in Exile

  • He said this was true, but the silver-tip bear of Wyoming was a grizzly and its range extended westward to the Sierra Nevada Mountains; so it could properly be classified as a Pacific Coast variety.

    Hunting with the Bow and Arrow

  • I believe it is a fact that a silver-tip will dare anything except a bell or a lasso line, so that accidentally the boy had hit upon the very thing which would drive him off.

    Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

  • Grizzly, California, almost extinct punishing an impudent silver-tip, in British Columbia.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

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