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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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For localities with occasional sightings of wood grouse, it is already too late.
Hematozoa have been reported to occur in other subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse from North Dakota, USA (Wetmore, 1939), and Michigan, USA (Cowan and Peterle, 1957); however, none were found in the northern sharp-tailed grouse examined in this study.
Coccidia have been reported in other subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse from Wisconsin, USA (e.
However, we believe that future study of nematodes may provide insight into the population dynamics of this grouse subspecies.
We thank the First Nations people for allowing us to salvage grouse remains, J.
Leucocytozoon bonasae Clarke in Michigan sharp-tailed grouse.
Relationships between blood parasites, mating success and phenotypic cues in male sage grouse Centrocercus urophasianus.
The effects of parasites on male ornaments and female choice in the lek-breeding black grouse (Tetrao tetrix).
The prospect of listing high profile, widely distributed species like sage grouse has generated an array of responses from agency representatives and other observers, some privately calling sage grouse a savior for the BLM, others publicly describing a doomsday scenario.
The media has seized upon such statements, dubbing sage grouse "the spotted owl of the desert" and reporting in hundreds of articles on the potential local, regional, and West-wide impacts of listing sage grouse under the ESA.
Whether these plans result in real protection for sage grouse is yet to be seen.
As the threat of listing sage grouse has grown over the past three years, both the BLM and individual personnel have appeared overwhelmed and confused about how to deal with the species.
By recognizing these management practices as detrimental to sage grouse habitat and by confronting the commercial interests that profit from them, the agency has begun its reformation into a better land manager.
Recovering sage grouse habitat is one purpose of the multimillion dollar Great Basin Restoration Initiative developed by the BLM to restore millions of acres charred by wildfires and choked by weeds in Nevada.
The BLM also watched Congress and the Clinton administration promote sage grouse conservation as the species gained notoriety.