Beaver vs Wales - What's the difference?
As a proper noun beaver
As a noun wales is
As a verb wales is
From (etyl) bever, from (etyl) . Related to brown and bear.
An aquatic rodent of the genus Castor , having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.
A hat, of various shape, made from a felted beaver fur (or later of silk), fashionable in Europe between 1550 and 1850.
* (and other bibliographic particulars) (Prescott)
(coarse, slang) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.
The fur of the beaver.
Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woollen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
- a brown beaver slouched over his eyes
* American beaver
* European beaver
From (etyl) .
The lower face-guard of a helmet.
*1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XII, lxvii:
*:With trembling hands her beaver he untied, / Which done, he saw, and seeing knew her face.
*1819 , (Walter Scott), (Ivanhoe) :
*:Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver , or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, “To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.”
*1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), , Faber & Faber 1992, p.128:
*:As each one brings a little of himself to what he sees you brought the trappings of your historic preoccupations, so that Monsieur flattered you by presenting himself with beaver up like Hamlet's father's ghost!
(en proper noun
One of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
A city in Alaska.
A village in South Yorkshire, England.
A town in Maine.
A town in Massachusetts.
A town in New York.
A city in North Dakota.
A submerged ghost town in Ontario, Canada.
A town in Utah.
A village in Wisconsin.
* The Principality (UK government)