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When a cowboy brags that he has more beaver than his friend what does he mean? MORE MONEY?
"Beaver" refers to the quality of a cowboy's hat. The higher the ratio of beaver fur to rabbit fur in a hat's felt, the better the hat.
It used to be that 20x meant 100 percent beaver -- a 5x hat would be 20 percent beaver. Nowadays, some manufacturers use 100x for 100 percent beaver; on that scale, a 5x hat would only be five percent beaver.
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