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- n. Alternative spelling of wolverine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger; called also glutton and carcajou. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
- n. A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of the State of Michigan.
- n. The American glutton, or carcajou, Gulo luscus (specifically identical with the glutton of the Old World), a subplantigrade carnivorous mammal of the family Mustelidæ, inhabiting British America and northerly or mountainous regions of the United States.
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The Canadian voyageurs call the wolverene "carcajou;" while among the
The wolverene is the fur-trapper's greatest foe, and, as may be supposed, he has no mercy shown him.
Where the wolverene tumbles their packs from the camp and the grave-mound they made them;
But more than this clouded his mind, he had been brought to say good-bye to Jessamine Buckner, who had scarcely seen him, and to give her a wolverene-skin, a hunting trophy.
Early in the morning they set out, and the wolverene showed Scarface the trail, and he followed it until he came to the water's edge.
Some one close to him said, "What is it, my brother?" and looking around, he saw the wolverene sitting there.
Scarface went over to the forest and looked all about for the wolverene, but could not see him; so he sat down on a log to rest.
In short, it was, as the reader may have guessed, a wolverene, or glutton, an animal rarely seen in Maine even by the early settlers, for its habitat is much farther north.
The wolverene, as this strange quadruped is called by zoologists, lives in hollow trees or rocky caves, whence it issues at night and creates great havoc amongst beavers, musk-rats, and other rodents, sometimes fighting with a fox or a wolf for its spoils.
None of them are arboreal, although in olden times marvellous tales were told of the wolverene or glutton as being in the habit of dropping down from branches of trees on the backs of large animals, clinging on to them and draining their life blood as they fled.