fur has definitions from the fields of zoology,clothing
[ noun ] the dressed hairy coat of a mammal



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(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

The Selkirk settlers had been anticipated in their move southward by British fur traders .

When in 1816 an act of Congress forced the foreign firm out of the United_States , its British born employees , now become American citizens - Joseph_Rolette , Joseph_Renville and Alexis_Bailly - continued in the fur business .

Hercules_L._Dousman , fur trader and merchant at Prairie_du_Chien , contracted to supply Selkirk 's people with some 300 head of cattle , and Alexis_Bailly and Francois_Labothe were hired as drovers .

The resultant town , platted in 1847 and named for the patron of Father_Galtier 's mission , St._Paul , was to become an important center of the fur trade and was to take_on a new interest for those Selkirkers who remained at Red_River .

Accordingly , though the practice violated the no trading provision of the Selkirk charter which reserved all such activity in merchandise and furs to the Hudson's_Bay_Company , some settlers went into trade .

[ noun ] (zoology) dense coat of fine silky hairs on an mammals e.g. cat or seal or weasel

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(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Selkirk persuaded eighty men and four officers to go_to Red_River where they were to serve as a military_force to protect his settlers from the hostile Northwest_Company which resented the intrusion of farmers into the fur traders ' empire .

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coat undercoat guard_hair

[ noun ] (clothing) a garment made of fur

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