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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bad·ger /ˈbæʤɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Badg·er n.  An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another. [Now dialectic, Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Badg·er, n.
 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus.  It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet.  One species (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America.  See Teledu.
 2. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
 Badger dog. Zool. See Dachshund.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Badg·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Badgered p. pr. & vb. n. Badgering.]
 1. To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
 2. To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely
          distributed in the northern hemisphere
      v 1: annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of
           his stammer" [syn: tease, pester, bug, beleaguer]
      2: persuade through constant efforts

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    this word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34;
    Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with badgers' skins;
    the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek. 16:10). Our
    translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound
    of the Hebrew _tachash_ and the Latin _taxus_, "a badger." The
    revisers have correctly substituted "seal skins." The Arabs of
    the Sinaitic peninsula apply the name _tucash_ to the seals and
    dugongs which are common in the Red Sea, and the skins of which
    are largely used as leather and for sandals. Though the badger
    is common in Palestine, and might occur in the wilderness, its
    small hide would have been useless as a tent covering. The
    dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the shores of
    the Red Sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet long,
    something between a whale and a seal, never leaving the water,
    but very easily caught. It grazes on seaweed, and is known by
    naturalists as Halicore tabernaculi.