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grouse about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you grousing about now? I am grousing about your carelessness!
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grouse at

someone or an animal Fig. to criticize someone or an animal directly to the person or animal. Stop grousing at me! Sharon is grousing at the cat again.
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1. in. to complain. Paul is always grousing about something.
2. n. a woman; women considered sexually. Who’s the grouse I saw you with last night?
3. in. to neck; to pet and kiss. They were grousing in the backseat the whole trip.
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It is illegal to shoot the red grouse, and its smaller relative, the ptarmigan, outside of these dates, so the Glorious 12th is a particularly special day for gamekeepers and estate owners.
The first grouse to be shot on the day is prized above all others and can command high prices on the restaurant scene.
Relationships between vegetational structure and predation of artificial sage grouse nests.
Use and selection of nesting habitat by sage grouse in Oregon.
Seasonal movements and habitat selection of sage grouse in southern Idaho.
Feeding trials with insects in the diet of sage grouse chicks.
A preliminary study toward sage grouse management in Clark and Fremont counties based on seasonal movement.
Life history and management studies of the sage grouse in Utah, with special reference to nesting and feeding habits.
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has announced a limited raffle drawing for a new Parker Gun AAHE 28-gauge side-by-side shotgun, commissioned to the Remington Arms Co.
Each ticket costs $100 and can be purchased by contacting the Ruffed Grouse Society at (412) 262-4044.
The Ruffed Grouse Society focuses its efforts on habitat conservation, education about and management of both ruffed grouse and woodcock, while promoting the great tradition of grouse and woodcock hunting.