Commenting on his vanilla—some might even say “hokey”—demeanor, my wife said he reminded her of the father on Leave It to beaver.
The Daily Beast tracked Killen down to talk to him about The beaver and what could have been.
The damp, gray beaver State is attracting the most incoming movers of any other state, according to a new survey.
Old English beofor, befer (earlier bebr), from Proto-Germanic *bebruz (cf. Old Saxon bibar, Old Norse bjorr, Middle Dutch and Dutch bever, Low German bever, Old High German bibar, German Biber), from PIE *bhebhrus, reduplication of root *bher- (3) "brown, bright" (cf. Lithuanian bebrus, Czech bobr, Welsh befer; see bear (n.) for the likely reason for this). Gynecological sense ("female genitals, especially with a display of pubic hair") is 1927 British slang, transferred from earlier meaning "a bearded man" (1910), from the appearance of split beaver pelts.