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 for grouse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grouse \Grouse\, v. i.
     1. To seek or shoot grouse.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To complain or grumble; as, employees grousing about their
        incompetent boss. [informal]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grouse \Grouse\ (grous), n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy
     of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen:
     cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zool.)
     Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
     family Tetraonid[ae], and subfamily Tetraonin[ae],
     inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump
     bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled
     plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans ({Lagopus),
     having feathered feet.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Among the European species are the red grouse ({Lagopus
           Scoticus) and the hazel grouse ({Bonasa betulina}).
           See Capercaidzie, Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse.
           Among the most important American species are the
           ruffed grouse, or New England partridge ({Bonasa
           umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse ({Pedioc[ae]tes
           phasianellus) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine
           grouse ({Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains;
           the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge ({D.
           Canadensis). See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock.
           The Old World sand grouse ({Pterocles, etc.) belong to
           a very different family. See Pterocletes, and Sand
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae;
           usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
      2: popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and
      v 1: hunt grouse
      2: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe,
         bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "grouse":
     Cornish hen, air a grievance, beef, beefing, bellyache,
     bellyaching, bitch, bitching, broiler, caille, canard, caneton,
     capon, chapon, chicken, clamor, complain, complaining, complaint,
     crab, croak, destructive criticism, dindon, dissent, duck,
     duckling, faisan, faultfinding, fowl, fret, fret and fume, fryer,
     fuss, goose, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouch,
     grousing, growl, grumble, grumbling, grunt, guinea hen, holler,
     howl, kick, kicking, lodge a complaint, murmur, murmuring, mutter,
     oie, partridge, peeve, peevishness, pet peeve, petulance, pheasant,
     pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, protest, quail, querulousness,
     raise a howl, register a complaint, roaster, scold, scolding,
     sniping, squab, squawk, squawking, stewing chicken, take on,
     turkey, volaille, whining, wild duck, yap, yapping, yelp

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