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grouse

To complain or gripe. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grousing about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse about it—you better get used to it.

grouse about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grousing about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse about it—you better get used to it.
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grouse at (someone)

To complain or gripe at someone. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to grouse at you about it—you better get used to it.
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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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grouse

(grɑʊs)
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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A preliminary study toward sage grouse management in Clark and Fremont counties based on seasonal movement.
By using Conservation Plans and the new CCAA policy, we believe it is possible to ensure the survival of the Gunnison sage grouse without Federal listing.
If the trees are too close to each other, a grouse hits branches and can break its wings, ultimately falling prey to their predators once again.
Add to all of that the tens of thousands of wilderness acres consumed by wildfire each season that result in prime sharptail habitat just a few years later, and the Alaska subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse seem to have a bright future.
It was one of the best ruffed grouse guns I've ever owned, and yes, Montana's mountains nave plenty of ruffs.
By the turn of the century it had become Britain's biggest grouse shooting desti-nation: between 1898 and 1901, the annual bag was raised from 787 to an astonishing 6,682, Indeed, in the 10 years to 1908, a grand total of 42,901 grouse were shot on the moor.
Happily, anti-grouse shooting sentiment is growing massively as shown by the response to Animal Aid's Week of Action Against Grouse Shooting and the 100,000-plus signatures on a League Against Cruel Sports petition calling for a ban.
The management of grouse shooting is beneficial to the uplands not just through conservation but also local economy and rural businesses.
At Roxburghe, home of the Duke of Roxburghe, in the Scottish Borders, the website boasts they are the "most productive and consistent for grouse shooting in Scotland".
The BBC presenter has written to chief executive Steve Rowe saying the way grouse moors are managed is unethical and the birds often contain toxic levels of lead shot.
And the sage grouse is a barometer for the health of the environment on which it depends - the bird's decline would be a sign of trouble for 350 other species, ranging from pronghorn to raptors.
Four states account for most of the Western sage grouse population.
Grouse shooting's economic benefits to Scotland have been rubbished by a campaigning author.