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Bull Moose

a member of the Progressive Party under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt.
Also called Bull Mooser
[moo-ser] /ˈmu sər/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Bull Moose
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a fearsome thing to the bull-moose, this animated machine that is charging down the river at him.

    Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall Young
  • It was the bull-moose—there was no mistaking him for any other creature.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • A flood of feeling came into his eyes, his head jerked like that of a bull-moose.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Dinky-Dunk, I notice, is as restive as a bull-moose in black-fly season.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • While I sit around guessing I'm a man because I know a jack-rabbit from a bull-moose.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Bad-tempered at the best, a bull-moose is a devil unchained in September.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • I saw plenty of tracks, heard a bull-moose calling, too; but I didn't have time to stop.

  • According to the story of the Indians, the beast's antlers were like those of no other bull-moose ever seen.

    The Secret Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
  • A bull-moose might almost have thrust his great head over our shoulders and have escaped unnoticed.

  • Ordinarily the bear would not have waited for any trouble with a bull-moose in the month of September.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville

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