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BADGER

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 348 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BADGER.—Size 2 X I ft. American sorts have coarse thick under-wool of a pale fawn or stone colour with a growth of longer black and white hairs, 3 or 4 in. long; a very durable but clumsy fur. The best skins are exported to France, Spain and Italy, and used for carriage rugs and military purposes. Asiatic, including Japanese, skins are more woolly. Russian and Prussian kinds are coarser and darker, and used mostly for brush trade. Value 6d. to 19s. BEAR; AUSTRALIAN.—See Wombat, below.
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